If you're the adventurous kind who likes a bit of mystery then a blind date might be something that you would enjoy. And if someone has already set you up on one of these blind dates then you've got a few things to do before you'll be quite ready for it. Hopefully the last sentence didn't scare you, and it shouldn't because part of a blind date is just dating women. Something you should be use to already, you just need a little more preparation that's all.
Preparing for a blind date is very simple. Just try to think of it as a regular date. The first dating tip you need to know is to try not to have any kind of expectations about your date. This is something that is a little difficult to do but remember that the more expectations you have the more disappointed you might be in the end. Don't expect to meet the woman of your dreams on a blind date, but don't conjure up an ugly Frankenstein in your mind either. The second thing to know is that you need to prepare yourself mentally. The dating tip here would be just to go out on your date with an open mind. And who knows, you might just enjoy yourself tremendously.
Now even though a mutual friend can set up the date for you entirely, it is probably a good idea for you to make an effort to call your date and introduce yourself. If you like you can even have your friend call her ahead of time to let her know that you'll be calling. And when you call her up to confirm your date try to make small talk and show interest in getting to know her. This dating tip will benefit you in 2 ways.
You'll be able to learn more about her for your own reference for the date later
It's always good to show a girl that you are interested in what she has to say
When you finally meet your blind date, remember to smile! Give her a warm and friendly greeting. The worse thing you can do on your blind date is to give an impression that you really didn't want to be there and that you're just doing your friend a favor. Don't kill the night before it's already begun!
During the blind date itself, do what you would normally do during a date. Ask her questions, be a good listener and hopefully you will have an interest in what she has to say. Because it is your first time meeting you don't want to get too personal. This means that you should watch what you're talking to her about, watch the questions that you're asking and you also need to watch what you have to say about yourself. The woman you're on a date with doesn't need to hear about how badly your last relationship went. And if you ever run out of things to talk about, you can always go back to talking about your mutual friend.
By the end of the date, it should be clear whether or not the two of you would like to see each other again, or want to beat up your mutual friend for even suggesting you go out on a date with each other. Usually if one person thought the date went well, then chances are that the other person thinks so as well. It's rare for one party to think one extreme while the other thinks the exact opposite. And if you both feel that there's some spark or chemistry, there's nothing wrong with setting up a second date.