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Great first date ideas!
First date ideas reminds one of the turmoil and finger wrenching moments of trying to come up with creative ideas to impress someone who might potentially THE one you have been seeking all this while. Pressure and mind boggling moments not to mention the million questions racing through one's mind - how, when and what.
It is a crazy and terribly exciting world out there and trying to come up with ideas and possibilities can sometimes hit a cul de sac. The first time in anything is not an easy position to be. To be positioned at the bottom of the learning curve. Period.
Questions, innumerable questions run through one's mind especially if the one invited is a veritable stranger whom you have taken a liking to.
Stephen William's book is an organized layout of creative ideas in ensuring the mood is set right and the end goals are met. Key points to remember in ensuring a good time and to sustain interest throughout the date is originality. William's provides lots of refreshing new ideas that are original yet practical. Improvising on these ideas can create variations that will contain elements of surprises. Plan and prepare for the date. Ensure all things go as expected. Check and recheck.
Other than being comfortable with creative ideas, the book also emphasis on having a good time and being able to get to know one another. There should be time for conversation amidst the fun. After all that is the main intention of the first date.
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Posted January 28, 2013
Cheers to Better First Dates!
I really should not be reading books about dating since I am a happily married woman but its always good to have a few ideas for
when I'm treating my husband to a night out. I remember my awkward first date with my husband. It was so difficult deciding on the
right venue. We eventually settled on the cinema because it was open and had a lot of people and this was the first time we were
meeting in person from having met online. Although our date still ended up being magical for more than one reason, I would have
liked to have done something that was original.
It is a pity that neither myself or my husband had a copy of this book because then we would have quite the story to tell about our first
date. The target is clearly for single persons who want to make a good and lasting impression on the first date. But for those like me
who have already taken the plunge you can still benefit from this book if you use it as a tool to add a little spice to your marriage. Even
married couples need to date each other to keep the romance flame burning, so you will find a lot of helpful tips in this guide.
I remember the first date jitters that plagued me when I met my love and I appreciate how well Stephen addressed them. It truly is
difficult planning the perfect date when you barely know anything about the other person. It took me three dates to realize that my
husband absolutely hated going to the movies. Stephen has presented a very comprehensive guide to getting it right the first time.
I think though that if you follow the steps you will hit it out of the ball park and that first impression may seal the deal.
I was pleased with the ideas because they were fresh and original. I literally thought that they would be a bunch of generic themes
spun into something interesting but Stephen surprised me with his offering. The good thing about it is that when you do take your date
out for the first time he or she would not feel as though they were in a cliché setting. He stressed on the importance of preparation and
setting. I suddenly remembered Sebastian the crab from the little mermaid singing "Kiss the Girl" when Ariel and Prince Eric rowing
along the stream on the little boat. You really do have to know how to set the mood for things to fall in place.
He touched on self-confidence which I strongly believe is the most attractive quality in a man. Even though we have grown past the
damsel in distress age we still appreciate a man who knows what he is about and isn't unsure of himself. The best part I would say is
learning that you can have the best first date without burning a hole through your pocket.
The drawbacks are very minimal. I did not like the cover it was just so generic. Maybe if he had a girl and a guy hand gliding I would
have probably being super excited about reading. I know its extreme but I'm sure if you saw that you'd be thinking 'wow, hand gliding,
really?...tell me more'. It was an extremely short book but he covered the points that he wanted to quite well. So whether you are single
and looking to bank that first date, or you are married like me and want to add a little spice, its a book worth reading.
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Posted January 10, 2013
I found this book to be good for people that are going on a first date and have ran out of ideas. I think that this is something that they can read to brush up on a few that they already know and to learn a few new ones.
Stephen Williams actually writes this book for those that are about to go on a first date and need ides. This book is well organized and it helps you with some of those first dates’ issues that you may be having. He also reminds you that having a good time should be one thing that you need to remember when it comes to going on a date. He is a great author when it comes to giving advice about certain things that we need or have been looking for help with.
This is a good book for beginning couples that are just getting started. You can use this to overcome jitters when going on your first date and know what questions to ask as well. Making sure that you have a great time is one thing that is stressed when it comes to dating, so this is just one book that you can look at in order to help you be at ease.
I told a few people about this book and they love it, because they were all getting into the dating experience. I would give this to anyone that needs help getting their first date off to a good start.
Posted January 6, 2013
People find that first dates tend to be the most awkward. They never truly know what the other person is going to be like, even if they had been friends for years. This book offers a chance to take out some of the guesswork and also open the communications between the couple.
Stephen Williams is known for his health and relationship e-books. He is able to write the information in a way that is able to grab the reader’s attention, because he is not blunt or too technical in the way that he communicates with the readers. Stephen Williams is able to make the information easy to understand and easy to read.
This is able to make the first date jitters become a lot easier to handle, because it gives the reader ideas of how to have a good first date, and to be able get to know the other person better. The couple will spent more time connecting and less time with the first date headaches and preparations.
The only issue with the book is that it seems to be a bit repetitive. There are times where the information in this book seems to be just basic common sense you would already know before reading it. Otherwise, this is a good book for first date ideas. I think that this is a good read for someone that is new to the dating field. If the person is one that has experienced many first dates already, they would already known a lot of this information.
Posted December 28, 2012
Excellent, easy to implement ideas for a first date!
Stephen Williams is really making his mark as a writer of very useful e-books, especially in the healthy living section and also relationships section. So you should not be surprised that so many of his fans are always on the lookout for what he has to offer you next. His First Date Ideas: Experience an Unforgettable One comes in this helpful tips category.
One of the more common reasons why so many people do not want to go on first dates is because they have already had some bad experience beforehand. It is possible that some of their more altruistic friends and colleagues set them up with a friend of a friend who turned out to be the first date nightmare of which urban legends are made. Also, unless you happen to be very self-confident, you may find this qualm or instinctive mental "revulsion" towards going on a first date to meet somebody new.
Whether you are a man or a woman, if you are serious about a commitment, you would want to get to know more about a person. On the other hand, there are so many things which can go wrong with a first date and reduce your first impression in his or her mind as "totally awkward, gauche, shy, bumbling klutz." This is going to put paid to all your dating aspirations forever as far as your date is concerned.
Stephen gives you the best tips on how you can prepare for a first date in such a manner that your date wants to know more of you and wants to take your budding and future relationship to a more serious level and commitment.
Remember, nothing ventured nothing win but it is always better to be prepared, for any eventuality like any Boy Scout or girl guide.
This is one of the easy to implement tips and dating techniques offered to you by Stephen in this easy to read book. The best thing about Stephen's books is that he is passionate about what he wants to share with you. And that is what he is doing when he is talking about the healthy state of your health or your relationships.
I am giving this book a four star - he missed a star because of the cover which has absolutely nothing to do with first date ideas, but has everything to do with prospective men deciding to buy this book hoping against hope that they would get a chance to date that very attractive and youthful brunette...!
Posted November 25, 2012
My fiancé and I haven't been out on a great date in a long time. I decided to read this book to see if there was something fun and interesting we could do. Even though we've been together for a while and aren't looking for a true 'first date' I thought this book could give us some good ideas of fun things to do. I was actually right as well. This book did have a lot of fun ideas. Of course it was geared towards someone going on a first date, which means that it had a lot of focus on getting to know each other, which wasn’t entirely helpful to me, but for someone actually on a first date this would be great advice.
This book discusses many different ideas about how to get from that first date to another. In order to do that you have to really impress the person you go out with. That means having an amazing first date. For a lot of people this can be difficult. When you ask someone out you probably ask them to a movie or to dinner and then you proceed through the stereotypical date night. But they've probably been on dates like this before. You don't want them to be completely bored and that means you need some advice on how to make your date completely different from any other.
You want your date to remember you and you want them to be intrigued and interested in what you did on your date. That means being original. With this book you're able to learn several ways to do just that. You'll be able to learn what you can do to get ready as well. This means that instead of being terrified and panicking before you go on your date, you'll learn how to calm yourself down and simply relax. Being yourself is the most important thing on any date but if you're nervous that can also be the most difficult part. With "First Date Ideas" you'll learn how you can make yourself calmer and more at ease.
So for anyone that has been on a first date, you know it can be a lot of fun and it can be a real drag. Part of it depends on what you're doing but most of it depends on how the other person acts. That means you want to be the person that is fun to be around and sets a great mood for how the evening goes. You'll learn exactly how to do just that and not only how to keep things going smoothly but also what to do if something not so great happens. Sure you've probably planned out everything you're going to say and do but when something minor goes wrong, you want to be sure you know how to cover. This book will teach you all of these things and more.
Posted November 18, 2012
As someone who has had a shortage of first dates (I married the first boy I actually dated!), I guess I read this book to get some ideas on how to spice up my marriage by adding in a ‘date night’ every now and then. I have read several other books by Stephen Williams, and ‘First Date Ideas’ looked like a cute book with some interesting suggestions. I was not disappointed! It has the same easy to read style as Williams’ other books, and offers some fresh suggestions that I plan to implement to bring some oomph back to my marriage.
I can see how new couples could really benefit from this book; Williams gives plenty of advice on overcoming first date jitters and planning ahead so you feel more in control of the situation. Having a solid game plan is half the battle, and the other half is being yourself and being self confident during that all important first date!
I really liked the fact that this book specifically gives tips on having the most memorable first date without spending a fortune. Many of us have very little extra money to spend on dates, and young people who are trying to win over a new date often have huge expectations, but very small wallets. Some of the tips are practically free, so anyone can try them any time, not just for a first date.
If you had a great first date without this book’s help, kudos to you, but you could still get some great tips from this little guide. Williams has come up with some unique and easy to implement tips perfect for a first, second, or any number date, even for us old married couples!
Before you plan your next, or your first date, give this book a read through and get mentally prepared. After all, that is the hardest part! How you feel going into a first date is really important, and can majorly affect how you feel coming out of it! There are a few really good tips on self confidence for those who may be a little shy about approaching a potential first date, and they can really help set the tone for the whole experience.
One warning for those who are married and reading this for date night ideas: it may make you nostalgic for the past, and want to go back and relive your own first date all over again. Unless it was horribly embarrassing and tragic, and then you will just wish you’d had this book before you ever tried it! Another really helpful little book from Stephen Williams, perfect for new love, old love, and everything in between, promising that you’ll never have a bad date again!
Posted November 14, 2012
Have you ever had one of those social experiences whereby you may be doing something relatively routine and mundane, not really thinking much about anything else except what you might have for dinner that evening, and then BAM! All of a sudden you encounter a person who simply makes you weak all over with excitement and desire---who so totally consumes your every conscious thought that you can't help but have amazing fantasies about the two of you together? Do you suddenly find yourself feeling anxious and tongue-tied? Do you want to run and hide so as not to reveal the spreading shade of hot redness that is moving across your face, ears and neck? Do you feel the need to take a deep breath or two in order to calm the seemingly loud heartbeat that is reverberating in your ears and chest?
Folks, this happens nearly every day to all of us out there---even to those who may already be in a very secure, loving relationship. These sudden happenstances can be overwhelming for some individuals, and it is important to remember to maintain composure while processing the inevitable feelings that accompany such experiences. No one is immune.
Call it one aspect of the complex human condition.
Stephen Williams, in his book "First Date Ideas: Experience an Unforgettable one," provides his readers many different positive ideas for making the most of a first date with someone who is the source of your amorous yearnings. He strongly advises his readers to follow one invaluable maxim: BE YOURSELF.
Of course, when someone is with their ultimate fantasy date, it is very easy to lapse into incoherent babbling from time to time, in addition to experiencing near-paranoia about saying or doing the wrong thing. This is where it is important to remind yourself that, if she wasn't interested in you for you, and didn't want to know you better as a person with hopes, fears, dreams, desires and baggage, then why would she be there sharing a nice dinner and a drink with you? Or taking a walk with you? Or meeting for coffee at a Starbucks? Being able to maintain proper perspective goes a long way towards being who you are, and also greatly aids in a terrific dating experience for the both of you.
Williams also stresses preparation and setting for a first date. It has been stated before on countless occasions by individuals who have reached the pinnacle of personal and financial success in their chosen fields, be it Phil Mickelson, Wayne Gretzky, Don Mattingly, Warren Buffett, and other well-known people: prepare, practice, and produce. (It also helps to genuinely love what you do and have an inner desire to always put forth your best effort every day that you undertake your life's work.) Anything worth undertaking is worth doing well, and even when the inevitable slip-up happens, the true test of adversity is how well we deal with such obstacles--do we simply give up and feel sorry for ourselves? Do we start blaming others for our own actions? Or do we make ourselves confront our numerous shortcomings and foibles so that we can truly learn from our past errata and transgressions and apply them towards our future successes?
"First Date Ideas" provides a plethora of knowledge for Williams's followers that can be tailored to fit the appropriate situation. (It should be noted that what Williams presents in his book can also be used by his female fans for the man in their lives, and can also be implemented by same-sex couples as well.)