First dates are a tedious process that usually let us down. Here are 2 simple things you can do to vastly improve your chances of having that first date turn into a full blown relationship.

A major turn-off that I've seen in the dating world is being uninterested. This may seem like a no-brainer, but in today's world of mobile devices, constant technology distractions, and short attention spans.

I meet many people that would like to find love that can't seem to live in the moment. Being present and attentive is the easiest, most sure-fire way for people to find you attractive. Learn to listen, make eye-contact, and ask questions! If someone can visibly see that you are interested in them, they are much more likely to reciprocate.

Secondly, be interesting! A huge turn-off for many men and women alike is that they don't perceive the date as "fun" or "engaging." As vague as this feedback is, what they are getting at is that the conversation is a bore.

The best way to become more interesting is to seek out other interesting people, activities, and resources. What have you read lately? If it's nothing more than your celebrity gossip magazines or sports roundup, you likely will not have many interesting things to contribute to a conversation. Work on your story-telling abilities. A great way to be perceived as charismatic and engaging is to have a few crowd-pleasers (interesting anecdotes from your life) that you've told a few times and can nail the delivery. Pick up a new hobby--people are turned-off by someone who has no interests or activities in their life. Who knows--by pursuing a new hobby, you may meet the person you're meant to be with.

I know you have some ideas of what people can do to improve their chances for success on dates?  Share them with us and leave them in the comments below.

See you next time!