Happy Hour, Happy Date
Let’s face it, dating can be awkward nowadays. From blind dates to Tinder, you are most likely to meet someone who you have never met and hope things work out. If you are in this situation, how do you break the ice with a complete stranger?
Try happy hour. If you have never meet your date before, you definitely want to meet somewhere in public so that you have the option to leave if they end up being a jerk or catfishing you. Plus in case they don’t pick up the bill, you know your tab will be cheap. But if your date turns out to be better than expected, you have endless liquid courage to last all night.
Here are a couple ways a drink or two will loosen you and your date up:
Let’s be honest!
When you are tipsy, you are more likely to let your guard down and have honest conversations. There is no fear of being judged, and you can freely joke around. Just make sure you don’t drink too much to the point that you babble and embarrass yourself.
What better way to let your guard down then taking your date onto the dance floor. After a couple of drinks, see if your date will show off their best moves. This will let their personality shine through and reveal if they have a fun side or not.
Let’s do it!
If everything is going great and there’s sexual tension in the air, the idea of spending the night may become a reality. Make sure you know you definitely want to. Do not be taken advantage of by any means. If you decide to sleepover, let your friends know so they can check on you in case of an emergency. And please be safe and use protection. Your date may seem like a nice guy, but you always need to stay protected no matter what. If sleepovers after a first date are not your thing, that is perfectly alright. Make sure you make that clear and get yourself your own ride to your place. If they try to convince you after a clear no, get out of that situation immediately. Getting some is only fun if you want some.
If you are nervous for your date, have a sip not a chug. Make sure to be safe, but if the coast is clear, enjoy yourself. Use your best judgement and have trusted friends on speed dial in case you need to ditch.
Born and raised in Northern Virginia, Christina aspires to be a public relations professional in a big city after graduation from James Madison University. In her free time when she’s not blogging away about dating and relationships, Christina loves to go shopping, watch Netflix and play with every puppy that crosses her path.