Believe it or not, your real task begins after you go on your first date with the person you are in love with. If your first date was too good to be true—everything you talked about or did together seemed magical with a promise of a bright future ahead—then now you face the biggest challenge to keeping the momentum going. So, here’s a guide to help you make the first week of dating a wonderful experience because a lot depends on how you manage the first 7 days of dating:
Curb the need to communicate constantly
Don’t treat every message, phone call or social media activity after your first date as a life-altering event. Try to curb the tendency of being constantly in touch either through calls, WhatsApp messages or any other means. You will be doing yourself more harm if you expect the other person to keep you updated about what is going on in his or her life. Take a deep breath and relax.
Don’t rush things
The world is full of people who cannot wait to introduce his or her partner the moment they meet them. Friends and family can wait while you take time to figure out how you want to take the relationship ahead after the first date.
Be prepared for rejection
No matter how well the first date went, be prepared for anything that may not go as per your expectations later. A lot of time, people shy away from revealing their true self when they meet for the first time. What might appear like a good time, might not be the same for the other person.
f your first date went well, good for you. In case, it turned out to be a disappointment, don’t lose your sleep over it. You should not arrive at a conclusion by simply speculating over what went wrong or right during the first date. Also, don’t judge a book by its cover.
Be very careful about what you share on social media
We know how important social media is and the irresistible charm it holds of letting the world know about what is going on in our life through that little window. But before you share anything about your love life, you should also check with the person you recently met. Maybe, he or she might not be very comfortable about updating it on social media. Moreover, what goes on the Internet is an irreversible process and it’s very important to be a little careful about what you share there.
Don’t expect the person to know everything about your life within a week
Things like who was your favourite teacher at school and where did you have your first kiss etc. might be interesting for you but the same may not be the case for the other person. While we agree with your enthusiasm to update the person about everything—good, bad and the ugly—that has happened in your life but such things can wait. The first week is about knowing each other and taking things slow.