(Don’t wear a cocktail dress if you’re going out for coffee; don’t wear baggy jeans to the opera. Be polite and engaging — and then graciously decline a second date. Still scared to leave the house for the great unknown?
Be open minded and give your date a fair chance — without putting any pressure on him to be Mr. The clearer you are about what you need in a partner, the more accurately you’ll be able to assess the date and/or potential the two of you might have as a couple. Let a friend know about the date, including the who, where and when.
Expecting a blind date to lead to love isn’t fair for either of you, nor is showing up with a pessimistic attitude. Instead of worrying about who you’ll be meeting tonight, ask yourself what you’re looking for in a relationship.
Promise yourself a small indulgence after the date, whether it’s a bubble bath, drinks with a close friend, or watching your favourite movie in bed.
Our Linn County singles are in the 541 area code, and might live in these or other zip codes: 97355 personals.