How To Greet Someone On A First Date

When you meet your date for the first time, you want to be prepared for that initial contact. This is why how to greet someone on a first date is key for your dating life.

Not overly prepared, don't overthink it. However,  you should have some basics in mind to make the best first impression possible and make things go smoothly for the rest of the date.

This is because the way you present yourself and the way you communicate in those first few seconds is going to set the tone for the rest of the date.

That doesn't mean you can't recover if things don't go well in that initial contact, but you'll do a lot better if you can nail that initial contact. Let's get into it.

How Do You Greet A Girl For The First Time

Keep these points in mind so you can make a connection right off the bat.

I'll give you the quick list now, then I'll break everything down into how it works in the real world:

  1. Use a strong voice
  2. Make eye contact
  3. Smile
  4. Pay attention to your body language

#1. Use A Strong Voice

When you arrive and she's waiting for you at the cafe or the bar or in the street corner, make sure you use a strong voice.

As soon as you say something, you should be speaking to be heard.

Project your voice, take a deep breath and speak from your diaphragm, basically low in the chest, don't be speaking from up in your throat.

#2. Make Eye Contact

Also, make direct eye contact. Eye contact is going to be your number one tool for creating attraction on your date, so make sure you do that right off the start when you greet her.

#3. Smile

Of course, smile. Smiles are disarming, and they could also be very charming.

#4. Pay Attention To Your Body Language

Stand tall. Don't have your hands in your pockets, don't have your neck craning forward.

Don't be looking at the ground, keep your shoulders back and your chest puffed out naturally. You don't have to exaggerate that at all.

This will allow you to fully utilize your height, regardless of how tall or short you are. It will also make you look a lot more confident, like a man.

All of these things combined overall will make you look a lot more confident, and that's very attractive to women. The rest is up to you.


Here are some common questions about meeting your first date:

How do I make my first date not awkward?

To make your first date not awkward, it's really about how you're feeling inside.

That's all about building your confidence so that when you go and meet your first date, you're going to be comfortable and confident.

Very often this is a long term project because it takes time to become comfortable and confident going on a lot of first dates.

How do you introduce yourself on a first date?

To introduce yourself effectively on a first date, walk over to her, make strong eye contact, smile, speak with a strong voice when you greet her, use her name, and go for a handshake. Make sure you don't crush your hand.

How can I introduce myself in an attractive way?

To introduce yourself in an attractive way, make sure you're standing tall, you don't have your hands in your pockets, and you greet her with a smile on your face.

How do you introduce yourself casually?

To introduce yourself casually to your date, make sure you feel relaxed, and you can do that with breathing exercises or even meditation or even working out before you go and meet her.

When you actually see her, make sure you just greet her in a casual tone of voice. Be chill, like you're talking to a friend.

For more info on how to do a first date, check out this post.

Steps To Greet Someone On A First Date (Summary)

Here are the four steps you need to keep in mind:

  1. Use a strong voice: take a deep breath and speak to be heard
  2. Make eye contact: it’ll be your number one tool for creating attraction
  3. Smile: it’s a way of projecting more confidence and being very charming 
  4. Pay attention to your body language: avoid having your hands in your pockets and craning your neck forward, always stand tall. These things are key to show confidence and attract more women in the process

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