I can recall with distinct clarity a time in my life when I thought it was a must that you go all out when planning a first date. I’d heard it from my mother, read it in magazines and books, saw it on television, and even heard it from the horse’s mouth. Yes, even the women I’d known as friends or romantic interests were telling me I needed to pony up and make that first date as extravagant as possible!
However, the real way to make a great first impression has absolutely nothing to do with the activity itself or the amount of money you spend – it’s all about:
Your fundamentals, such as your style of clothing and voice and body language
The actual interaction itself, your conversation skills, and how well you are able to lead her
Your ability to hit escalation windows and pick up on opportunities to move things forward
So as Ricardus taught us, you really can go “From Street to Bed in a Snap”, and that most certainly does not require an 8-hour date at an amusement park or a $100 dinner.