I know. That’s almost like asking if you’ve ever been on ANY first dates.
First dates are tough. Expectations are often high. There’s an air of excitement, but there’s anxiety, too.
You want him to like you. He wants you to like him. Both of you are showing a bit of nervousness, and that doesn’t really set the stage for mind-blowing conversation.
There are a gazillion articles online and in the pages of women’s magazines full of first date advice. Everything from fashion choices, to makeup, to topics you should always/never bring up.
But what if I told you there’s one thing you could do that would immediately build trust and a sense of closeness?
Researcher Ayelet Fishbach recently concluded a study[i] that reveals a surprising secret to fast-tracking rapport. And here’s the twist. It has nothing to do with how you look or what comes out of your mouth.
It’s all about what goes INTO your mouth.
Believe it or not, eating the same foods with someone creates a legitimate social bond.
Fishbach put it this way. “People tend to think that they use logic to make decisions, and they are largely unaware that food preferences can influence their thinking. On a very basic level, food can be used strategically to help people work together and build trust.”
That’s got to be the single easiest way to help a first date along. And I have two suggestions for how you can put this inside knowledge to work.