Are people meeting the best version of you at dinner?
You never get a second chance to make a great first impression. That’s certainly the case when meeting singles for friendship or a potential partner at our dinners. Research shows that within a few seconds, with just a glance, people have judged your level of success.
Within minutes they have even decided about your level of intelligence, trustfulness, worthiness, competence, friendliness and confidence.
Make sure that when someone meets you at dinner, they are seeing you at your best.
What does the way you present yourself say about you?
If you aren’t sure how to assess your own presentation, a great way to help you to think objectively, is to look at people of your own gender and age group (your competition) and also people who could be possible friends or partners. Looking at others is easier to help us clarify our own likes and dislikes.
Think about why you like this trait and why you dislike the traits of others. What is it that attracts you to them or turns you off? Is there something similar you could incorporate into the way you present yourself, or something you could eliminate from the way you are presenting yourself?
This little exercise is useful for the way we present ourselves physically, but also could be used to think about the way we present ourselves in our behaviour and our demeanour.
Remember, when people meet you at dinner, they are deciding if they would like to follow up and request your number to see you again. The way you present yourself at dinner provides them with clues to whether you would make a great friend or partner.
Make sure they didn’t miss out on seeing the very best version of you by looking your very best physically and also by presenting your best behaviour.
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