A first date can be a nerve-racking experience. You’re nervous, possibly a little scared, but most of all, excited! With all of these elements in place, it’s natural to be afraid that things could go wrong.
One of the best ways to ensure that things won’t go south is to think positively! Instead of going over all of the things that could possibly go wrong, use that energy to imagine everything going right.
In the meantime, put these tips to use before heading out the door.
Dress To Impress… But Don’t Go Overboard
Don’t even think about throwing on the first thing that you see. Take time to put your look together. It’s important to feel confident and put together. If you don’t put any thought into your look, then your date will pick up on that.
You may be thinking he may not be the love of your life, but what if he is? Put on clean and pressed clothing, your favorite watch, do your hair, and wear comfortable yet stylish shoes.
Try Not To Stress
Even though you might be anxious, it’s important to stay as calm as possible! Don’t allow your worries to take over; otherwise, you risk letting your stress overshadow your charm!
Do some deep breathing exercises before you leave. The worst that can happen is that you don’t like each other. Or he’s the love of your life, and you live happily ever after!
Don’t Wear Too Much Makeup
Your first instinct may be to put on as much makeup as possible if you’re trying to make an effort to look nice. However, you might be surprised to find that many men aren’t fans of too much makeup.
In your mind, you may think that you look fabulous, but the truth is you look like you’re trying too hard. Too much makeup can detract from your true self. In some cases, you may look unapproachable or uncomfortable.
You want to look relaxed and naturally at ease. Not like you’re held together by 10 pounds of makeup and hairspray.
There’s nothing more beautiful than happiness. If you’re having a good time, then smile! Be at ease and enjoy your self. If you’re into him, then show it!
No one wants to go on a second date with sourpuss!
Develop An Exit Plan
In the event that you don’t hit it off, you should develop an exit strategy. Having an excuse on board for why you have to go can take away a lot of the pressure.
You may want to say that you have friends expecting you at a certain time. If the date goes badly, you can leave at that time. If it goes well, you can say your plans were canceled!