Philly Singles | 1st Date Tips for Single Women in Philadelphia

Here at Philadelphia Singles Dating Service, one of the first things single women in Philadelphia ask us is for expert tips to rock a first date after a long time off from dating. We’ve met women who are getting back in the dating scene after a long-term relationship or even divorce, and who are understandably nervous about getting back in the dating world. But even those who have been in the Philly singles scene – and just aren’t having any luck – want to know how to have a successful first date.

Today, our passionate matchmakers are going to share the best first date tips for single women in Philadelphia to rock their first dates.

  1. Don’t tell your whole life story.

We get that you are probably nervous, so you might become a chatterbox during your first date. But just because he asks a question about your life doesn’t mean you have to tell him everything. If he asks you where you’re from, keep the answer short and sweet. You don’t have to go into full details about how many places you’ve lived in your lifetime.

You’re just getting to know each other, so he might not be too emotionally invested in you. Besides, if he likes you, he’ll eventually learn all those little details about you. But for now, keep it brief so you don’t bore him.

  1. If something goes wrong, laugh it off.

The thing you need to know about first dates – or any date – is that things will always happen when you least expect them to. Maybe you’re having a romantic walk at the park and you accidentally step in dog doo-doo. Maybe you have something go wrong with your shoes or the wind is blowing your dress. Do what any confident girl will do, just laugh it off.

You can’t control everything, but you can control how you react to it. And believe us, he’s watching your reactions to things that don’t go your way. Show him that you’re easygoing by not letting it affect your or get in your head for the remainder of the date.

  1. Think outside the box.

Taking someone to a dinner date and then to go see a movie is the same date idea that everyone plans. You should think of a fun and out of the box date idea to impress him. Do something unexpected, like going to a fun Philly festival or even to the farmers market. Show him that you’re not boring and can keep him on his toes down the road.

  1. Don’t have wandering eyes.

There are super-attractive guys everywhere you go, but you’re on a first date. The only person you should be checking out is the guy right in front of you. So if your eyes start to wander, it’s a safe bet you’ll get caught and he won’t want to go out with you again.

Plus, it’s so embarrassing if he calls you out on it during the first date. But more importantly, you don’t want him to think that you’re that type of girl. So a word of advice from us, keep your eyes on him. Show him that you’re respectful and trustworthy – the type of girl he wants to date.

  1. Don’t talk about your ex.

If you and your ex recently broke up, keep that information to yourself. If you ended things years ago and he was the worst, then keep that yourself also. If you and your ex have remained friends, keep that info to yourself. If things ended badly between you and your ex and you still find yourself talking about him with your friends, don’t share that with your date. Whatever you do, don’t ever talk about your ex. And don’t ask him about his.

So there you have it, ladies, our expert tips for a rocking first date.

If you’re struggling to meet quality Philly singles on your own, contact our matchmakers and let us do the searching and screening for you. If you’re single and ready to meet relationship-minded singles in Philly, contact our matchmakers today. We’ve helped thousands of single women in Philadelphia find true love and are confident we can help you too!

To reserve your FREE (90-minute) matchmaking consultation, simply fill out the confidential form at the top of the page today!