Baby boomers – Discover How To Have A Successful First Date?

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Dating rules do exist for a reason.

Whether you are fresh at the “dating scene”, or you are starting over again…be sure to review these great tips, to enhance your chances of a successful first date.

There is now a vast majority of us 50 and beyond, that are finding ourselves ready to play the dating game once again.

For most baby boomers it’s probably been awhile since you been on a date. Hopefully, I can shed some light on the does and don’ts of dating, and save you some heart ache and/or even embarrassment.

No one ever said that dating was easy!

First dates are awkward, second datesare expectant and the dates that follow that — during which time two people really start getting down to business of getting to know each other — present hundreds, if not thousands of opportunities for mishaps, faux pas, blunders and mistakes.

Oh, and did I forget to mention…the myriad chances for problems to which you could fall prey on while arranging, planning and preparing for your date?

We call to often or not enough, we’re too available or never around, we wear sandals to fancy restaurants, laugh hysterically at bad jokes, gab on our cell phones during dinner and commit countless other dating crimes, mostly without even realizing we’re doing it.

If dating is a game, then just like any other game we’ve played, there are always rules to be read, learned and then followed. Dating Rules are slightly different!

Baby boomers   Discover How To Have A Successful First Date?

After all, you wouldn’t hit the golf links and start at the 19th hole, would you? (For those of you who aren’t familiar with golf metaphors, the answer is “no”).

For golfers who are familiar with the term, you might actually answer “yes”.

No doubt about it, dating rules where written for a reason, but nothing is set in stone, there are exceptions to every rule.


1. Do always try to look your best and be punctual. Showing up late or looking messy gives the impression that you really don’t care.

2. Do try to enjoy your date. Yes, finding your soul mate is a serious business, and at times, be down right scary. But keep in mind, it’s suppose to be fun!

3. Do compliment your date. After all, men and women put a lot of effort into getting ready for a date. It’s flattering to hear, that all that energy paid off.

4. Do be interested and interesting. Pay attention to your date, ask questions and share insights.

5. Do tell the truth. Be direct, but gentle if you don’t want to see them again. Lying to them because you’re scared to tell the truth is selfish and hurtful.

6. Do plan ahead. Dating should be creative, and require a bit of planning. This shows your date that you do care. Discover some fun, exciting and fresh dating ideas.

7. Do stay positive. Even if the date doesn’t end well. It is certainly true that we have to kiss a few frogs before we find our prince.

8. Dotell the truth. Be direct, but gentle if you don’t want to see them again. Lying to them because you’re scared to tell the truth is selfish and hurtful.


1. Don’t call, text message or e-mail someone you have just started seeing more than once a day, UNLESS, they reply. Desperation is a major turn off!

2. Don’tlie to your date about any aspect of your life.

Even if the truth isn’t sexy. You wouldn’t want to ruin a potentially life-changing relationship with your perfect match because of some silly lie you told them, in the beginning to impress them.

3. Don’t give away too much about yourself in the beginning. Revealing you’re inter most secrets on the first date, could set you up for rejection.

Remember, getting to know someone takes time, let your relationship evolve. The next person you meet, could be your soul mate.

4. Don’t check out other people while you’re on your date. Ever!! This is just tacky!

You may think that you’re being subtle, but while you take a quick glance at the redhead at the other table, your date will be heading for the door.

5. Don’t have sex on the first date. If you like this person and see potential for a relationship, get to know them a bit first.

Sex on the first date really can send mixed signals. Before the “right moment” happens, you may need to brush up on your sex etiquitte

“Dating Rules” can get you moving forward, towards a fast paced, intense, exciting, search for someone whom to fall in love with.