When you’re preparing for a first date there are a few things that you should never leave home without. You look amazing, you smell good, and you’re ready to hit the door, but here we name some things you might bring on a date.
1. Always Bring Enough Money
Of course the gentleman should have enough money to take you out on a simple date, but in addition he should have enough for any tips and transportation.
A Proper lady should also be sure she has enough money to supply her own transportation should she choose to exit the date early or worse.
2. Flowers Set The Tone
Want to wow your date, then definitely show her that with a lovely bouquet of flowers. She will be impressed by your traditional values and warm up to you with this kind gesture.
3. Bring Mints Not Gum
Most restaurants supply after dinner mints, but what about before? When you are both meeting for the first time, fresh breath is a no brainer.
The first few seconds that you open your mouth could make or break your night. Don’t let a blast of halitosis wreck your chances of a good night kiss. Bring mints not gum to avoid chewing like a cow!
4. Always Bring Your Phone
After 2020, many restaurants began using digital menus that require scanning a QR code to see your dining options. Your smartphone is more than a communication device.
You may need your phone to look up directions or find the answer to a question. Just keep it on vibrate and don’t text too much on the date.
5. Protect Yourself
This post is written for both men and women to name something you might bring on a date. Both the gentleman and the lady should bring something to protect themselves from STD’s or an attack. Yes, I said an attack.
Meeting someone from a dating app or website for the first time can be a little scary and there have been accounts of women who were assaulted or even killed on date.
Bring Pepper spray or condoms if there is any chance you will be sexually active. No judgement.
6. Bring Some Bling
Jewelry should be worn on a date. A pair of gorgeous earrings or a stellar watch can really make you look pulled together on a date.
A nice statement piece for a man or woman says that you like the finer things and know quality when you see it.
7. Your Presence is Not A Present
If you really like this woman bring along a small token of your appreciation. This could be flowers or something she mentioned she liked in your initial conversations.
Let her know you’re listening by bringing a gift especially if you’re planning to be her provider or want to be her sugar daddy.
Bring the bare minimum you’ll need to refresh your makeup. This could be as simple as a lipstick or powder compact.
For men, be sure to bring lip balm to keep your lips soft and inviting while you talk about all of your success and life experiences.
9. Perfume or Cologne
Most perfumes and designer colognes have sample size that you can easily fit into your pocket or small clutch. Want to refresh your scent during the date? Be sure to bring some to add another splash if needed.
Don’t overpower your date with your cologne, just make sure you can add a touch more if your mojo begins to fade.
10. A Mirror
Bring a small compact to check your smile after and even during dinner. If you need to excuse yourself then please do so, but a small mirror is great for a quick check in the middle of the date.
Before you head out on your next date be sure to refer to this list where we name some things you might bring on a date. What do you think of this list? Let us know in the comments!