I mean, not that I'm boring. I can hold a good conversation. I just don't feel like I'm exciting enough or myself much. What are some things I can do, talk about to be more exciting on the first date? Key word: Exciting, fun and of course all at the same time, myself.
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You said you don't feel like you are yourself much. Its impossible for us to know why that is, but that's something you probably should look into. If you're comfortable, confident, and relaxed, you'll feel much more 'in place' with what you're doing and that itself may help you feel a little better about your whole situation.
Aside from that, as superstrength said, go with your gut, with your instincts. The general approach a lot of people take to dating is to try to be 'filmed on their good side. '
IE they're rather reserved because they're being very picky about what cards they should show and which to hold on to. Don't be that reserved person. A well rounded person won't have a 'good' side to film. Having this 'good' side means you also have a 'bad' side, and if you're ashamed enough of it to try and hide it, you probably should do away with that part of yourself altogether (IE bad habits, dark secrets, etc. )
Now that's not to say you should throw yourself out there explosively like a freshly opened bottle of champagne, but you can approach your date with the mindset of "This is me, this is who I am, would you care to join the experience? "2