First Date Etiquette For Ladies

First Date Etiquette For Ladies

The following is an excerpt from an article I wrote for Singles Warehouse. You can read the original article here.

Let’s talk about first date etiquette for ladies. The very essence of being a lady means having self-respect, grace, class and dignity. It means being feminine in appearance and poise. A lady also expects a bit of chivalry.  If acting like a lady on a first date sounds old-fashioned, maybe it’s time to make it new again.


First Date Etiquette For Ladies

Step 1: Be on time.

Never keep a man waiting – it’s rude. A lady has too many manners for that.

Step 2: Be gracious.

It’s old-fashioned, but let the man make the plans for the first date. If you prefer to have the dominant, traditionally “male” energy in a relationship, then by all means, go ahead and direct your first dating experience. (Just don’t be surprised if your love life suffers from a lack of romance.) Show appreciation for his efforts: if you express enthusiasm and gratitude (before, during and after the date), you’ll make him feel good. For a lot of men, just seeing a woman smile is its own reward.

Step 3: Be comfortable with being treated.

A lady doesn’t insist on going “halfers” or “Dutch” on a meal and graciously accepts a man’s offer to pay. (As more than one man has told me, taking a woman out on a date is an “experience” he gladly pays for and he wouldn’t feel right if she paid half.) It’s a date: enjoy it!

When it comes to first date etiquette for ladies, “the most important thing you can do is avoid boring topics and potentially sensitive questions about ex-girlfriends, wives, religion or politics. Don’t ask heavy interview-style questions. Instead, find out what his passions are and what he loves to do. Then share your own. By sharing your passions, you find a way to connect with each other’s interests and “happy place”. And making a connection is the whole point of dating.” ~ The Cha Cha Club Dating Man-ifesto

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Author Adele Frizzell/Sophie Winters

Sophie Winters is the author of two books on dating and relationships. Sophie’s real name is Adele Frizzell. She enjoys travel, hiking, and lifting heavy weights. She is a competitive bench presser, certified yoga teacher, and mountain addict. She loves inspiring people to get more out of life.

Her first book, The Cha Cha Club Dating Man-ifesto is written for all the single ladies, while her second relationship advice book, It’s Not You, It’s Us: A Guide for Living Together Without Growing Apart is for couples who want more joy, intimacy and respect in their relationship. She is working on her third book.

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