You’ve probably heard this a million times: “You never get a second chance to make a first impression.” While this sentiment is often used to keep us prepared and on our toes, when it comes to dating and mating, first impressions are often times misleading.
When you first meet a guy, the two of you are most likely putting your best foot forward. You may be out at a mixer or lounge, head held high with a flirty smile dancing at the corners of your mouth. Your laugh is easy and your conversation is engaging. And he is doing his best to be attentive, polite, and oh-so manly. At that moment your representatives are getting along just fine, but will it translate into a match? When you peal back the layers, will the two of you still be able to get it on?
I know not all relationships are built on physical attraction and that delicious bit of nervousness you feel in your stomach, but I’d be lying if I said those things didn’t matter at all. They do. That little something you can’t quite put your finger on that makes you think about that person long after they’ve gone was missing, and you questioned whether or not another date (or two) was in order before relegating this guy to the friend file.
How have you handled a first date that left you feeling lukewarm? Did you go out again or did you just move on to the next one?