Making a Good First Impression
Have a hot date coming up? Planning a first date can be rough, especially when you know that there is a lot on the line. After all, first impressions are everything. When you’re planning a night out with a special someone, making a great first impression could completely make or break the evening. It might even be the difference between whether or not you have a second date. When you are planning a fun night out, it is very important that you find a balance between making a good first impression and coming off too strong.
Impress Your Date with a Delicious Meal
Luckily, Cincinnati is full of fantastic first date spots that will not steer you wrong.
Making reservations at a classy restaurant is always a safe bet. Enjoying a nice meal in a quiet setting is just romantic enough to make the first date special. It also gives you the opportunity to get to know each other, as there is plenty of time to talk over your meal. One impressive location is Primavista. The Italian restaurant has both an excellent menu and an excellent view of the city. You can let the cityscape do all of the heavy lifting for you when it comes to making a lasting impression. If you choose to go out for a nice meal, it’s a smart idea to choose a restaurant with a slightly pricier menu than average. However, you should avoid heading to a five star restaurant. Bringing a girl to a really pricey upscale place might be sending the wrong message. You don’t want to come on too strong. Primavista hits the perfect balance.
Having a nice dinner is a first date standard. However, keep in mind that it may not be the best idea for you. If you are on the shy side, or do not know your date very well before your date, it might be difficult for you to keep a conversation flowing naturally for an extended period of time. The awkward silence can completely ruin a date. You can avoid such a fate by making plans that are a little more active. Instead of sitting down to a meal, you should think about what kinds of fun activities you can do in the city.
Take a Fun City Tour
A good idea for beer fans is to take your date on the Prohibition Resistance Brewery Tour. Different from your average brewery tour, this tour takes you around to all of the historic and interesting brewery spots that were alive during the prohibition era. Tickets also include from free beers. It’s a great way to break the ice with a couple drinks and learn some fun and interesting facts about the city. You may even be able to bond over a common of love craft brews.
Spend the Night in an Art Class
For creative types, signing up for a one-night art class can be a fun way to break the ice on a first date. One interesting way to make sure you plan a date to remember is to plan a night at a glassblowing class. Brazee Street Studios offers a class where you and your date can learn the art of glass blowing and make creations all your own. Not only will you have a blast, you’ll also have a souvenir from the evening when you bring home your very own piece of glass art.
Remember that the key to a great first date is to have fun. Whether or not you have a nice conversation over dinner or plan a fun night out doing and seeing interesting things, the best first impression that you can make is that you are ready to have a good time. There’s no reason to put a serious tone over the evening. Being too romantic or too serious might scare your date away. Instead, just remember to put a smile on your face and show your date a good time.
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