The first date, for most people, is very crucial because it sets up a sneak peek into the potential relationship that can develop from this first date. As you may have already felt, or even read among the endless dating advice, the pressure is on. In Europe, however, the pressure during the first date may not be as immense as in the US since the European dating style is more natural and laid-back.
This may be the case but mistakes can still happen especially if you have been immersed in a totally different, non-European dating culture. We want to avoid mistakes and we want to do the exact opposite which is impressing the gorgeous European woman that we are with so, we’ve created this article to offer dating advice and make sure you don’t make these mistakes during a first date with a European woman.
Dating Advice To Help You Navigate First Encounters
1. Do not talk too much about yourself.
Your life may be that interesting but, in any date, you have to allow the other person to also contribute to the conversation. Hogging the entire talk and making it more about you just seems too egoistic. Your conversation should be give and take – you say something about yourself, she listens and then vice versa.
2. Do not take her somewhere fancy.
Remember when we said that dating in Europe is more natural? The atmosphere on your first date should also be “natural”. Let us expound more on that. Taking your European lady friend to the most expensive restaurant you can think if is just too much, too soon. Take her to somewhere more casual, a place where the both of you can be comfortable and have a real conversation in.
3. Do not shower her with compliments.
Yes, this European beauty is just a sight for sore eyes but don’t tell her that too often. She knows that she’s beautiful so one or two compliments about her appearance will suffice. Spitting out compliments every hour is just overdoing it.
4. Do not talk about past dates/past relationships.
Don’t get us wrong. These topics are more than appropriate when the relationship has progressed. But, they aren’t really appropriate for the first date. If this topic enters your mind, just skip it and move on to a lighter topic or a more general topic like traveling.
5. Do not be a “YES” man.
It’s very tempting to just say yes to anything she says because you like her that much. BUT, know that when you do that, she’s going to lose interest very quickly. A European woman needs a man who can keep things interesting and sometimes saying no is part of that. The best approach to this is to give your own, real opinions about issues and topics that you’re discussing.
Mistakes Can be Avoided
You’ll see here that there are so many things that could go wrong during your first date with the European woman that you asked out. Don’t let these make you nervous though. These are just helpful tips to help you land a relationship with someone that you really like. The best thing to do so is to be comfortable in your own skin while avoiding the five things listed on here. Good luck with your date!