Hello! I know a lot of you find it hard to hide the nerves during a first date. First dates are quite important, as they can determine your chemistry and hint to potential dates in the future. If you really like the person you are on a date with, this can often trigger even more anxiety, and all you focus on is what you say and do, and of course, what you wear. Keep reading if you want to learn how to rock a first date with little to no nerves!
In all honesty, I have only been on like one or two dates, and that was with my first boyfriend whom I dated years ago. Still, these tips helped me a lot, and I am confident they will work for you, too!
1. Practice a little before you meet up.
As dumb as it seems, it can actually help you! Take some time to find a few good questions to ask. The internet can be a good tool in this case, or you can find out a little about this person and ask questions about them.
2. Wear something you feel comfortable and confident in.
It does not really matter how formal the date is. If you are meeting up in a fancy restaurant, wear a dress or outfit you know you feel good in. You do not want to be uncomfortable! Nobody wants to wear an itchy sweater or adjust to their strapless dress all evening. If you wear something like this you will be distracted from the actual date. Also, be careful when wearing heels. These can get uncomfortable as the evening/day passes!
3. Make sure you have enough time to get ready.
Sometimes, prepping for a date can be a lot more time-consuming than most people think. If you suddenly change your mind about an outfit or your hair just won`t look right, you won`t have time to do anything about it if you get ready thirty minutes before! Man or woman, boy or girl, I would suggest at least two hours. If you didn`t have time to get ready, you will feel very conscious on the date. It`s better to be ready early!
4. Smell good!
Smell is amongst the most sensitive senses humans possess. They also leave significant first impressions! Put on a good scent, and it will blow your date away.
5. Be honest with them.
It can be easy thinking your date will like you even more if you make yourself seem better. If your date asks you a question about your past, your family or hobbies, it is very important to speak honestly. In addition, if you did not find the date very exciting or the person was not who you expected, it can help to just be honest with them about it. If they became interested in you, it`s better to cut the cord than leaving them hanging or hopeful.
6. Tell your date that you are nervous.
This is pretty much the same idea as #5. If you tell the person you are nervous, it can help lighten the mood and possibly make your date feel more comfortable. Possibilities are they are probably feeling exactly the way you are! This can make awkward silences less awkward because they know already that you are feeling nervous.
7. Prepare for the first kiss.
Some people feel ready to kiss on the first date if things go really well. If you think this person could be kissable on the first date, prepare for it. Smell nice and have a good breath! If you do not want to kiss them, no problem. It can still give you a lot of confidence knowing you have nothing to fear if this should happen.
This is what I had in mind! If there are things you disagree with or want to add, let me know!