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How to Go on Blind Dates

A plan and a smart attitude on a blind date can make all the difference in knowing whether to plan for date number two, or to cut your losses and chalk it up to experience.


  • 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

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