How exciting – a first date! Nervous? You’re not alone. No one likes the first date. They’re nerve-wracking and you’ll often run scenarios through your mind before the date occurs such as, I could get stood up, I may discover that I don’t like the other person, I may have nothing in common with the other person and feel that I’ve wasted my time. While these situations may become reality the truth of the matter is you have nothing to lose and everything to gain by going on a first date. Plus, there’s nothing as exhilarating as the feeling of a first date going well.
So, how can you make sure that your first date goes well?
Understanding what to do before a first date will allow you to feel confident, enjoy the moment and find that feeling of exhilaration. Let’s look at 8 ‘What To Dos’ before your first date so you nail it, and want to go on a second date.
What To Do #1 Make Your Smile Irresistible
If you feel your smile might let you down, then visiting your dentist is a great place to start. Dentists often have treatments that boost your confidence. For instance, going for an appointment at Genesis Dental is convenient, and you can book teeth whitening and other treatments at relatively short notice so that you prepare yourself for a date.
Fast fact – Most dental surgeries have a range of options to perfect your smile. Don’t be afraid to explore these to find the right one for you and your budget. The confidence booster that comes with a gorgeous smile far outweighs the expense.
What To Do #2 Stay Hydrated
There is nothing worse than feeling like you’ve got a dry mouth when you want to say a memorable comment to someone you want to impress. So, it’s essential to make sure you are well hydrated.
When we get nervous, we sweat. There is every chance you’re going to sweat on your date. So make sure you take a water bottle with you, and that you stay hydrated throughout the date.
Fast Fact – while alcohol can calm your nerves, it can also make you dehydrated. So, even if you’re drinking alcohol still make sure you’ve got a glass of water.
What To Do #3 Eat Beforehand
Nerves can often make you have a knot in your stomach with your appetite flying out the window. If this sound like you before a first date, then make sure you eat before you go on your date. It doesn’t have to be a big meal, just a light snack to keep your energy up.
A light snack is a great way to keep your blood sugar levels up and it enables you to feel content. Plus, it stops you from feeling dizzy and stabilises your mood.
What To Do #4 Get your boogie shoes on
Dance it out to lose your nerves. Whether you’re going dancing on your date or not, dancing away your pre-date nerves with a good playlist is a great way for you to get in a light-hearted mood. Keep your tunes upbeat and make them a little louder and you can ensure that you go for your date with endorphins pumping through you!
What To Do #5 Treat yourself
Devote time to yourself before you go on your date. You can either pamper yourself by having a long shower or bath, using your favourite lotions, potions and perfumes, or you can visit a day spa and have someone else pamper you. By treating yourself, you’ll feel fresh and your best, and this will heighten your confidence even more.
What To Do #6 Wear comfy shoes
As much as new shoes look great, especially when they match a new outfit, they are not always comfortable. So, rather than buying new shoes for your date, put on your old faithful’s. You don’t want to hobble around. Instead, you should dress for comfort and style.
What To Do #7 Gain insight
Most people have a social media profile or website these days. So, before you go on your date, get to know who you’re going out with. This insight will let you know what your date likes doing, where they’ve been and what interests and hobbies they have.
What To Do #8 Keep safe
If you’re going on a blind date or you don’t know the person you’re dating at all, then make sure you let someone know where you’re going and who with. Tell a friend or family member what your plans are so they can make sure you’re safe.
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