Doing so can prove to be an advantage when you see that your date is wearing white socks with brown dress shoes.
When you put judgement on hold and strive to be fully present, you can get past superficial differences and get to know who the person truly is.
The study analysed the results of a speed-dating experiment of 91 people, in which participants were asked to rate how physically attractive each person was before meeting them.
"Mindfulness is being fully present in the here and now," says mindfulness teacher and monk Thich Nhat Hanh in his book, "The Art of Power." Learn to capture wandering thoughts and redirect them.
You'll be a better date when you're able to fully engage in a conversation with the guy you're hoping to impress, rather than dwelling on the possibility that there might be spinach in your teeth or desperately trying to think of something witty to say.
While you don't have to do anything special to enter a state of mindfulness, planning a date that facilitates mindful awareness can lead to a relaxing and fun time.
Plan an outside activity that will connect you both with nature, such as canoeing or hiking.