As you only have a few minutes, focus on the significant things. First, try to figure out whether or not this person is suited for you. Within a couple of minutes, you’ll already be getting a certain feel from that person. Whether it’s a good thing or not, you have every bit of power to steer the date your course of direction, so to speak. You must emit a confident, driven and likable energy. That way your date would feel more comfortable and conversations will be easy. It’s also a practice of good judgment. Keeping an open mind is key. Don’t shut yourself to the idea of seeing this person until you get to know them. Zone in on what the person’s life feels like, and whether or not he or she’s happy with it. In the long run, the success or failure of the date will depend upon the little things that the other individual does or says — just like in a conventional dating situation. The little things count.