7 top tips to stand out on a group date
Make Eye Contact
Locking eyes with someone causes a connection, a memorable connection. Making eye contact with someone shows that you are interested in what they have to say, and that you are confident in yourself. Obviously, you don’t want to give them a creepy stare down though!
Smile and Laugh
Engage with people, smile and laugh at their jokes. But only when it feels natural to do so. Don’t plaster a crazy Joker smile on your face all night, or laugh maniacally at things that aren’t funny. Decide that you will have fun on the date, no matter what happens. Take the night for what it is, enjoy the experience.
Be natural and authentic to who you are. This will make you more relaxed and give the right impression. You don’t want to think you have made a connection with someone, only to realise things will never go any further as they think you are someone that you aren’t. Let your personality shine through and leave the right impression. Make sure you wear something that makes you feel comfortable and aligns with your personality.
Don’t Try Too Hard
You don’t have to be the funniest, the sexiest, the loudest and the most attractive person at the table all at once. Desperately trying to impress often has an undesired effect. People won’t want to interact with you if you try too hard. You aren’t going to make a connection with everyone that you meet, and that is fine. You want any connections to be natural, not forced.
Don’t Be Predictable
Be a little bit different. Don’t ask the same formulaic first-date questions. Tailor your conversation to each inpidual person. Don’t have your set list of questions that you work through with each person. Listen to what they say and make sure your response shows you have heard what they just said. Don’t bring up controversial topics, take note of these 10 topics to avoid bringing up on a group date.
Make a Good First Impression
It can be hard to recover from a bad first impression. The first few seconds of meeting someone are crucial, don’t waste them. Don’t lead with an offensive joke or a cheesy line, in case people just don’t get it. There is nothing wrong with a smile and a greeting to start things off.
Be a Slight Mystery
Don’t give away everything on the first date. Leave people wanting to know more about you. A first date lets you to find out just enough about your connection, to see if it is worth arranging a second date. Don’t withhold too much information, otherwise no one will know if you are suited. But don’t word-vomit your life story either. The name of your first school teacher, or the relationship with your parents can definitely wait until later. Leave something to talk about next time.
A group date is a safe and fantastic way to relieve the tension of traditional blind dating. But as you are at a table with 7 other people, it is easy to go unnoticed. Hopefully the above tips will help you stand out on a group date, and make yourself memorable to the people that matter. The ones that you might like to see again. Check out our group date schedule to see what is coming up in your area. Booking a spot might just give you reason to put these tips into practice!