Let Ria Atayde and Zanjoe Marudo show you how to keep your first date in check, coming from their own moments for two
Going on your first date can be nerve wracking, whether it’s the start of your exploration era or you’re dipping your toes back into the pool. The pressure of the idea that this date makes or breaks everything can get the best of you, but not when you have some blueprint to guide you for a lowkey and low maintenance yet high on fun and affection meetup. A case in point for that type? Ria Atayde and Zanjoe Marudo’s private but not-so-secret relationship.
If you are looking for things to tick off your first date bucket list, here are some of their ways to see if your date qualifies for a repeat or not.
Sharing a good meal or even a drink serves a dual purpose. One, food has its ways of satisfying our pleasures, setting us into a good mood for a time that’s supposed to be exciting. Two, food choice is a nice manner of breaking the ice to determine whether you’re gastronomically matching or contrasting. Just like the couple, perhaps some liquid courage or a sweet bite will give you that little push to sit back, relax, and be yourself.
Casual topics can lead to deeper ones when done right, and that’s a good sign your date is going well. That means your companion is not only enjoying your company, but is also comfortable enough to share with you. Besides love, you’re also building friendship in the partnership, and you can’t do that without honest and open communication right off the bat.
Striking a balance between narrowing your likes and dislikes but also being game for new experiences is the key to being and having a good company. Aside from openness, being a good listener is always appreciated. Last but not least, a sense of humor that meets halfway adds more fun to the budding relationship. While these are not the only things that make someone a good company, these are the ones we see between Ria and Zanjoe.
Photos: RIA ATAYDE and ZANJOE MARUDO (via Instagram)