- Step 1: Get contact information Ask the person setting up the date for the blind date’s contact information. Call or e-mail the person before you meet.
- Step 2: Meet in a public place Meet in a public place to play it safe and establish a casual, stress-free tone.
- Step 3: Keep the location casual Keep the location casual: go out for a drink or for coffee. This will cost less, and allow you to discuss a second dinner date.
- Step 4: Keep it short Limit the date to one hour. If things go badly, you’ll have an easier out and if they go well, you’ll have more to look forward to.
- TIP: Go somewhere with light entertainment and visual or auditory appeal such as a botanical garden, an outdoor concert, an art gallery, or a hike.
- Step 5: Wear comfortable clothing Wear clothing that makes you feel comfortable and confident.
- Step 6: Give information to friends and family Let friends and family know where you’ll be, who you’ll be with, and the time you’ll be away. Bring your cell phone.
- FACT: Did you know? Relationships that begin with friendship are more likely to result in long-term stability, and have lower divorce rates, than those that start off too quickly and passionately.
You Will Need
- Blind date contact information
- Internet access
- A local newspaper
- A comfortable outfit
- Your cell phone