Paid PostPosted on Jun 1, 201615 Reasons The First Date Actually Makes Or Breaks A RelationshipIn today's right-swipe dating scene, it's important to make a great first impression.by GUESS FragrancesBrand PublisherFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink In a world with unlimited singles, it's important, more now than ever, to distinguish yourself by making a good first impression. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF BuzzFeed Thinkstock First dates can be total nightmares. Or, you know, the start of everlasting love. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Fox Searchlight / Via totalfilm.tumblr.com Godspeed, young lover, and may these words attempt to help you escape from singledom. 1. Try not to overthink it too much. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Disney / That's So Raven / Via twenty1copilots.tumblr.com Two people are mutually interested in meeting each other for a drink or dinner. That's it. 2. People love to know they are being heard. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Columbia Pictures / Via nitratediva.tumblr.com Listen to them. Engage with them. Acknowledge them. 3. Be open to splitting the bill. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Courtesy of Emily Steele Not everybody is made of money. If you are, congrats! 4. And with that said, pick somewhere reasonable. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF CBS / Via dispitchiscray.tumblr.com Not everyone can afford that place with the pricey cocktails on a Wednesday. 5. Try not to overshare personal photos. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF BuzzFeed Blue / Via youtube.com If you have a dog or cat or some cool vacation photos, absolutely show those. Just don't fill all your time with this. 6. Being nice to the waitstaff means a lot. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF CBS / 2 Broke Girls / Via anno-m.tumblr.com If they can't treat the waitstaff with respect, why would they treat you any differently? 7. Try to keep it positive. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Via cateblanchettes.tumblr.com It's important to be honest, but don't bring the convo down going on about things you hate. 8. Search engines shouldn't be the key to your convo. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF VH1 / Love & Hip Hop / Via jesuisunpandacorn.tumblr.com Speak about things you're passionate about and naturally riff off each other. Don't reach for your phone every time you don't know something. 9. Avoid saying that it's nice to meet somebody that is "normal". Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF BuzzFeed 1. Everybody has a little crazy inside of them. 2. Is "normal" ever really a compliment? 10. Drinking too much is not cute. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF CBS / How I Met Your Mother / Via funny-aneurysm.tumblr.com A few is fine; a few too many is not. Don't turn your night into an awkward memory. 11. Body language can change everything. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Courtesy of Chris Unera Hug them with your body language. Welcome them in. Don't make them feel like they are talking to the statue of David. 12. It can be better to be honest than fake. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF FOX / New Girl / Via dontmesswiththeleprechaun.tumblr.com You're putting yourself out there. Don't put a false self out there – they'll know. 13. There's no need to be disrespectful. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Bravo / Real Housewives of Atlanta / Via realitytvgifs.tumblr.com Playful teasing is fine, but it doesn't feel great to blatantly be put down. 14. Smelling fresh to death can make you feel more positive. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF BuzzFeed Blue / Via youtu.be Above all else... 15. ...don't take it so seriously. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Disney / Boy Meets World / Via analyzedelusion.tumblr.com Have fun. It's just a date. If you bomb, there will always be more right-swipes waiting. Arrive to your first date with confidence wearing a GUESS fragrance.