When you are out on a first date, you will have no control over the outcome but you do have control over your body and the body language that you show. Negative body language can actually end a date before it has begun because you are giving off bad vibes that you did not know you were giving off.
Going on a first date is all about showing that person your good qualities and if you start the date off with a few bad gestures, you will never be able to get a second date. Here are five negative body language gestures that you should surely avoid.
If you are slouching, you are showing your date that you are just not too attentive. Slouching will show that you are just not having a good time and this is the last thing that you want your date to think about you. Sit up straight and show that you are being attentive.
Eye contact is crucial in every part of life but it is even more important on a date. Make sure that you are focused on being able to hold eye contact and to show that you are listening. There is nothing worse than looking around and making it seem like you are just not that interested. Keep eye contact and you will definitely show good body language.
When your date is talking to you, make sure you nod and have a response. When you simply just stare into your date’s eyes without any response, it can be a complete turn off. Negative body language is not just with what you do but also with what you don’t do. If you don’t nod or reply, you will look like you are not listening.
Your breathing will show a lot about how you are feeling during your date. The absolute worst thing that you can do is yawn during a date because this will show that you are completely bored. However, deep breathing or sighs will also show that you are just having a good time. Keep a normal pace and try to be as calm as possible.
When you cross your arms, you are practically showing your date that there is a wall between you two. This is the ultimate negative body language gesture that anyone can do on a date and you will want to avoid this if you are interested in your date.
Once you cross your arms, you are automatically telling your date that you want your own space and that you want the date to be over.
The problem that most people have is that they have no idea that these gestures are sending off negative reactions. It is crucial that you understand these things and you focus on being able to avoid them.
If you want your date to go badly, then you are definitely free to use all five of these tips but if you remotely like the person, do your best to avoid these.