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Blind dates may be more popular than you imagine — 43% of Americans said they’ve gone on a blind date. Whether you’re going on a blind date set up by friends or meeting a guy dating online, look no further. Here is a post providing blind date tips for you.

Blind date tips before the event start

Before going on a blind date, you may have known some things about this date. But that’s not enough. Check the following to prepare more.

1. Know more about your date

Blind dates can be dangerous, especially if you’re meeting an online date rather than someone introduced by friends. Before showing up, running a people search on your date may be a good idea.

A people search report can reveal a person’s birth, education, job, address history, criminal records, social accounts, and more. The report enables you to grab more details about your potential partner. This will absolutely keep you alert if you find sexual offense records in the report. Or make it easy to start a conversation as you might find commonplace between you guys.

Here we recommend two industry-leading experts in people search: TruthFinder and BeenVerified. Both search engines allow you to search someone by name, phone number, address, email, and username secretly and legitly.

The steps to run a people search are as follows:

The following screenshots are taken from TruthFinder on computer, but the steps are applicable for other search tools and devices.
  1. Visit TruthFinder or BeenVerified website.
  2. Check the box to continue, if available.
  3. Enter a full name and click SEARCH.
  4. You may be asked to answer some questions to help narrow the results. If you have no idea, just click I DON’T KNOW.
  5. Within minutes, your report will be ready. Note that if the name you search contains lots of information, it may take longer. You may find some basic information on the result page, such as age, location, and possible relatives. Click OPEN REPORT when you locate the person you’re searching for.
  6. Choose the information that matters to you most and click CONTINUE TO REPORT.
  7. You’ll need to verify your age that are 18 years or older.
  8. Enter your first name, last name, email address, and Zip Code. Then click CONTINUE TO REPORT.
  9. Check the box to agree to the restrictions and click AGREE AND CONTINUE.
  10. Select your preferred membership plan and payment method to unlock the report. If you opt for a trial, ensure to cancel it prior to its expiration.
  11. Now you are able to check the report.

The steps may be more or less on other search tools. Just follow the corresponding on-screen instruction to complete the search. Here are the report from BeenVerified:

People search reports from BeenVerified

2. Be realistic in expectations

Your friend may have exaggerated a lot about the person you’re going to meet. Or you may have beautified your online date in your imagination. Try to lower your expectation and be realistic.

It’d be amazing to find your true love in one shot, but it’s hard. Besides, don’t judge someone easily by appearance, first impression, and hour-long talking. Set your expectations low and you may find surprises during the date.

3. Learn more about the place

Set your meeting in a public place — a restaurant, a coffee shop, or a shopping plaza will be a good choice. If the place is suggested by your date, then do some research before moving there.

Where is the nearby traffic? How is the environment? Where can you go after the date? Apart from keeping yourself known and in control, you can name an activity immediately after the date if you feel like hanging out longer.

Blind date tips during the event

Worry about how to behave during a blind date? You’re not alone. The followings are 4 tips you may find helpful.

1. Report your location

“How dangerous could it be?” you may wonder. Although it may seem unnecessary and useless, it does no harm to you. Just let your friends know where you are and what you’re up to. After all, you’re meeting someone you don’t know before.

2. Start with icebreaker questions

It’s normal to feel embarrassed during a blind date, but several icebreaker questions may ease that. Talk about the movies, sports, or music before digging into personal info like jobs, dreams, family, and relationship expectations. Anyway, start with easy and relaxing topics and keep the conversation going.

Be natural during a blind date

3. Be yourself

Everyone wants to act perfectly when seeing a potential lover. However, over-emphasizing it may cause you nervous, or acting not like you.

If you’re not being yourself, he/she might end up liking someone that you aren’t. It would be painful to pretend to be someone and please your partner all the time. So, just be yourself and let your character out. There must be someone who will be attracted by the real you.

4. Be sincere

As said before, it’s difficult to find Mr. Right in one shot. So don’t have pressure or big ambition over the blind date. If you think this guy is your soul mate, seize the opportunity to know more about him/her.

But if you don’t like your date, just consider it as making a new friend. Be sincere and friendly. Don’t wear the emotion on your face. After all, you don’t know where you’re going to meet this guy again. Since you’re going to spend hours on the date, try to make it fun.

Blind date tips after the event

After the blind date, you should decide whether to have a second date or not. If you don’t feel the spark, just be honest and clear. You can say “It’s a wonderful evening, thank you for that. But I don’t think we’re right for each other.” In this way, you won’t keep him/her waiting and upset.

End the date on a good note

That’s all for blind date tips. If you find this post helpful or you have something else to share, please feel free to leave a word below.

exclamation-blueThere’s no guarantee you’ll find the information you’re looking for with the tools discussed in this article. They all source their information from publicly available data sources, such as county, state and federal courts, government departments, and police records, and those sources may contain incorrect or incomplete data. It’s illegal to use these tools to make decisions about employment, admission, consumer credit, insurance, tenant screening, or any other purpose that would require FCRA compliance. Read the Fair Credit Reporting Act to learn more....

By Yuki Huang

Yuki's curiosity knows no bounds when it comes to knowledge. With two years of programming under her belt, she's embarked on thrilling projects that showcase her unique blend of creativity and analytical acumen. From developing a captivating poetry website to diving into the depths of data analysis and venturing into the world of mobile app development, she became excellent at Internet research and data mining.

But her journey doesn't end in the classroom. Prior to joining Super Easy, she has honed her writing skills as a contributor at SHEIN, delved into the intricacies of marketing as a specialist for an international e-commerce company, facilitated dreams as an educational consultant for a company assisting individuals in studying abroad, and lent her IT expertise as an assistant for britishcouncil.org. This breadth of experience has enriched her perspective on the digital landscape, making her a true expert in uncovering hidden gems on the web.

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