Tips for Your First Daytime Date: So you’re going on your first daytime date, huh? Chances are, a daytime date isn’t the first date. First dates are usually reserved for the evening. You’ve got to work your way to the daytime one. No, the morning after does not count as a daytime date.
With the sunlight comes an all-new set of anxieties. Let’s be honest: the sunlight doesn’t paint your face as lovely as the candlelight does. And daytime dates usually last a longer amount of time than evening ones.
Here’s some dating advice for your daytime date. Here’s hoping you’ll earn another one!
- 1 Tips for Your First Daytime Date 1 – Be Flexible
- 2 Tips for Your First Daytime Date 2 -Dress Comfortably
- 3 Tips for Your First Daytime Date 3 – Prepare for the Sun
- 4 Tips for Your First Daytime Date 4 – Pack the Essentials
- 5 Tips for Your First Daytime Date – Take Short Breaks When You Can
- 6 Tips for Your First Daytime Date – Move Past the Elevator Talk
Tips for Your First Daytime Date 1 – Be Flexible
Flexibility is important for any date, but especially so for a daytime date. An evening date usually takes up far less time, since there are only so many hours in the evening. For that reason, they’re usually more structure: you go to dinner, you go to the “main event,” and then you do something short and sweet afterward.
There’s a greater number of hours during the day, and so there are more scheduling possibilities than the three-act structure of the evening (well, it’s four-acts if you’re lucky). Flexibility is key. If you’re really enjoying the time you spend with your date, feel free to try and extend the amount of time doing whatever it is that you two are doing. Or, if neither of you is enjoying it, be ready to suggest something else that’s more fun.
Daytime dates are an adventure, of sorts, so go wherever the flow takes you and be open-minded. And if the date winds down after only a couple hours, let it. Don’t spend the entire day with your date unless the mood is unmistakable.
Tips for Your First Daytime Date 2 -Dress Comfortably
You could be out for a long time, so dress comfortably. You probably don’t want to wear heels (unless you’re going to an event that requires it; bring a second pair of shoes for afterward). Wear something cozy, but elegant, like comfy pointed toe flats or even sneakers, if that’s your style. Gentleman, your finest pair of sneakers or your “Friday night jazz bar” shoes will suffice.
It’s okay for you to dress casually. A daytime date is all about getting to know someone on more of a casual level. You want to learn who your date really is, and you want your date to learn who you are. Nothing is more revealing about your personality than the clothes you wear in the everyday. Look nice, and tailor your clothes for the environment you’re headed to, but don’t be shy about dressing comfortably.
Tips for Your First Daytime Date 3 – Prepare for the Sun
It may or may not be sunny when you go on your date. If it’s going to be sunny and you’re going to be outdoors, make sure that you prepare yourself for the sun. Wear deodorant and consider getting makeup with built-in sunscreen.
Lots of people fear daytime dates because harsh sunlight reveals anything and everything about your facial details. It’s important not to fall prey to this insecurity. You should love yourself, and your date should show you that he or she appreciates all of your physical and emotional qualities. If they don’t, then they’re not worth your time.
Tips for Your First Daytime Date 4 – Pack the Essentials
Assuming that you’ll be out longer, make sure you bring the date essentials with you. You can keep them in your purse, backpack, or vehicle. Some of the essentials include:
- Mini toothbrushes
- Hair Comb
Having these essentials will help you freshen your appearance throughout the day and prevent you from getting sunburnt or dehydrated. Again, this is assuming that you’re going on a date in hot, sunny weather. Better to know than not to know.
Tips for Your First Daytime Date – Take Short Breaks When You Can
The long amount of intimate time you’ll be spending with your date can be mentally exhausting. Remember to take short breaks to refresh your appearance and your mind. Go to the Ladies room or Men’s room and take a moment to go over your appearance, and if need be, process any of the information your date has told you. This is a classic staple of all dates. Just remember to do it often during a daytime one.
Tips for Your First Daytime Date – Move Past the Elevator Talk
Last, but certainly not least, try to move past the elevator talk during your date. Elevator talk is for the first fifteen minutes of the first date. It’s not for a daytime date. Here’s your chance to get to know the more insightful things about the person you’re seeing. The weather might be nice outside, but don’t talk about it.