The K.I.S.S. Method of Planning Your First Date – (Keep It Simple Stupid)

K.I.S.S. Method – Keep it simple stupid Contrary to popular belief, the first date should be a simple affair where […]

K.I.S.S. Method – Keep it simple stupid

Contrary to popular belief, the first date should be a simple affair where both the conversation and environment is kept casual.

Casual conversation and the 6 things to avoid.  Feel free to explore all topics in conversation EXCEPT the following: money, religion, politics, past relationships, marriage views, and negative topics.

Put your plastic away.  Do not try too hard to impress by spending frivolously on meals, entertainment, or expensive gifts.  In fact, limit your spending to $50.

Pay to play.  As a general rule, the person who asks out the other pays regardless of gender unless otherwise discussed.

A casual venue.  Skip the movies, fancy restaurant, concert, and night club.  Instead meet for dessert and a cup of coffee or tea, an after dinner drink at a lounge, low-key pub for a beer, a picnic and walk in the park, or over a pizza pie at your local mom and pop pizza restaurant.

I once organized a successful date in Grand Central Terminal in New York City. I planned a self-guided tour of Grand Central including the kissing room, whisper gallery, an organic market and other fun shops to poke around in.  If things didn’t go well, no worries.  Simply hop on the 42nd Grand Central Train to Times Square and home in 20 minutes or less.

No expectations.  Relax.  You are on your date to have fun, not interrogate or interview your date.  Let your hair down and step outside of your comfort zone.