Imagine you’re sitting across the table from a handsome mature man. It’s your first date and things are going well enough, but then all of a sudden it strikes—the awkward silence. Now what?
If you’ve ever felt anxious about a first date, you’re definitely not the only one—going out with someone new for the first time can be nerve-racking, to say the least. Regardless of what side you’re on—the sugar daddy or the sugar baby—the pressure to make sure the date goes smoothly can feel overwhelming. But it doesn’t have to be.
Here are a few simple tips to help quell the awkward silence and make sure that your first date with a new sugar daddy is a success.
• Make the conversation a two-way street. Nobody wants to spend the whole evening listening to their date talk incessantly about themselves. On the other hand, you don’t want the first date to be like an interview where you’re constantly answering question after question about yourself. That’s why when you’re on a first date with a new sugar daddy there should be some back and forth in the conversation. For instance, if your sugar daddy asks you a question, give your answer, but then direct the conversation back to him.
• Know what to do with compliments. When someone pays you an unexpected compliment, you might be tempted to act modest and brush it off, which can make you come across as insecure and apprehensive. Sometimes it comes across better if you just accept the compliment rather than put yourself down. If your new sugar daddy tells you that you look nice in the dress you’re wearing, don’t tell him that you starved yourself to fit into it—just thank him with a smile. While on the topic of compliments, go easy on showering your date with praise. Once or twice is fine when the timing is right, but complimenting your sugar daddy non-stop can sound like you’re fishing for a compliment yourself, or that you don’t think as highly of yourself.
• Don’t bring up past relationships. This can be a huge buzzkill on a first date with a new sugar daddy. Do you want to hear all about his ex-sugar baby? Probably not, so show him the same consideration and avoid telling all about your ex-sugar daddy. If you find it hard to resist talking about an old flame, that might be a good indication that you’re not quite ready to be back out in the dating game again.
• Take your time. Getting to know each other is a process, so don’t try and learn everything about your new sugar daddy in one night, and only reveal as much information about yourself as you’re comfortable doing. And remember, a first date is not the time or place to vent or unleash your emotional baggage. Oversharing can be a turnoff for someone you just met. Just let the date unfold naturally. If the sugar daddy wants to know more about your extended family, he’ll ask. If the night is supposed to end with a kiss, then it will. But don’t force it.