Your First Date: Tips To Maximize Your Chances Of Closing The Deal
You want to have a great first face-to-face date. This is your chance to find out if she’s one of the 35 percent of women who will go home with a guy on the first date after meeting online—and let’s be honest, if you met her on a hookup site, she knows what she’s getting into. If the date goes well, you’re almost certainly going to close the deal.
How do you make sure the date goes well?
The first thing you need to do is pick a location. Here’s a handy list of all the places you should NEVER take a first date that you met on an online hookup site:
Dinner is listed twice. That’s because it’s twice as important that you do not EVER take a date from a hookup site to dinner.
Dinner is EXPENSIVE for a man. If you take her somewhere cheap and shitty, we guarantee she will not sleep with you. If you take her to an expensive dinner when you meet on a hookup site, yes, she’ll probably sleep with you, but get ready to drop over a hundred bucks on wine and food. Who needs that?
The other problem with dinner, and with a lot of these other activities, is that they take a long freaking time. Unless you know for sure that this is a girl you want to spend time with, avoid it completely.
Meet after dinner.
You’re not looking for your soul mate here, and you don’t want to “just talk” until the wee hours of the morning. Get in after dinner, and you won’t have to worry that she’ll think of some fun activities for you guys to do on your special first date. She’ll know when you meet somewhere just for drinks that this is a hookup date.
You two are really just supposed to be sniffing each other out, for lack of a better phrase, to see if you’re compatible as sex partners. This isn’t a job interview, and you shouldn’t have to study for this test.
Meet at a lounge or fancy bar.
Either way, you should get this date done before either of you have more than a couple drinks. You in particular should not drink unless she does. It’s polite, it’s safe, and it’s smart, especially if you want to drive her home to your place safely (and to avoid a DUI).
Yes, you’ll pay for the drinks (seriously, pay for the drinks), but a couple margaritas is a hell of a lot cheaper than the butter-poached lobster tail, isn’t it?
Have an exit strategy.
Make sure that you’re thinking ahead before the night even starts. Are you planning on taking her back to your place, her place, or a hotel? If it’s a hotel, make sure the bar or lounge you pick is close to that hotel, just in case you guys wind up being in a hurry. If you’re planning to go back to her place, and we cannot stress this enough, have cab fare ready. If she gets sloshed and you don’t have cab fare, you’re going to end up looking like the douchebag and not getting laid.
Oh, and if you are planning on taking this girl back to your place at the end of the night? Make sure you clean it up first. And don’t forget the febreze, especially on the bed.