Dating is hard. It’s not unusual to feel jittery when going on dates, even when you’re normally a confident person. That being said, a total lack of confidence can result in you having trouble showing your true personality.
Knowing how to tackle your nerves and be more confident, even around strangers, will allow you to date well. You’re more likely to find partners you match with when you date well. Here are some tips that could help you prepare for your dates.
Tap Into The Memory Bank
You’ve been here before. Do you remember how nervous you were in the school play? Perhaps you got the jitters right before your driving test. Most people have had plenty of times in their lives where their confidence was zapped by nerves and yet they overcame it.
It can help to remember the times you’ve been nervous before that have had positive outcomes. Remember how it feels to be confident and walk into your date knowing that the person you’re dating is lucky to be with you.
Dress To Impress
Of course, you want your date to think you’re attractive, but dressing well isn’t just about impressing your date. Before you leave, you need to be able to look in the mirror and be happy with what you see. Dress to brand yourself.
When you can walk out the door knowing you look your best, you’re more likely to enjoy yourself. When you enjoy yourself, you’ll be relaxed, and you can get to know the person you’re dating.
Wear a Smile
It’s not enough to be wearing the best clothes. Your smile will say it all. Your smile displays your confidence and your personality. It can help to practice smiling in the mirror before going on dates.
If you’re unhappy with your smile, you’re less likely to smile when dating. If you don’t like your smile, dental veneers could help to fix any cracks, chips, or bad formations. When you’re enjoying yourself, your date will know by your smile.
It’s often in the hours leading up to the date that the jitters start to set in. Having a pre-dating routine can help you to take your mind off it and enter your date feeling ready and confident. It can help to go to the gym before your date- as long as you shower afterwards.
It can also be a good idea to meditate so your mind is clear and less likely to cause you anxiety. Whatever you need to do to remain calm is a good idea before each date.
Think Of Talking Points
Meeting someone new can be awkward but if you have some talking points prepared in advance, you won’t be stuck for things to say. Remember the five top talking points before each date: work, family, hobbies, movies, and travel. They should see you through any first date.
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