A first date can be both exciting and frightening to a person. It can be exciting because you are going to meet someone new and you do not know what lies ahead, but it can also be frightening because you do not know how the other person will react and what will he or she will say about you.
This is one of the reasons why a lot of people dread first dates.
It is fun to meet with someone you already know. You already know how you will react and what you should expect. There are no surprises.
But with a first date, everything will be a surprise. Here are some things you can do to end the first date jitters.
Take Care of Yourself The Night Before
Taking care of yourself will not only relax you, it will also prepare you for the date that is up ahead. You can do this by either giving yourself a massage with aromatic oils or just going out to get your hair done.
You can also benefit if you will go to the salon or hire a professional masseuse. This will take pressure off of you and will let you feel pampered before your big day.
Meditating is also a great way to take care of your negative thoughts. Meditate and keep all negativity at bay and you are off to a great day.
Get Enough Sleep
You may familiar with it. It is your date the next day and you cannot contain your excitement. Because of this, you keep on repeating what you want to say and replay how the events will turn out.
Even if you have no control on how the events will happen, you still think of them anyway as if you have the power to change them.
This is not good. Instead of over thinking, you can just get some sleep. Sleep is very important. If you have enough sleep, you will be able to interact with your date better and your skin will also be brighter.
Once you are in your first date, do not try to control everything. You will meet surprises at times. Instead of sulking because everything did not go the way you wanted it to, you can choose to enjoy the moment. Trust me.
Your date will like you more for going with the flow. And if there is one thing that you should do, that is to be yourself. People can easily sense if you are doing a particular thing just to please them.
While this is flattering, it can still be felt by your date. Anyone will appreciate your real side more. After all, they can easily detect emotions like boredom and nervousness from the way you talk.
So if you are nervous, admit it. If you are bored, hide it. Also, do not be like Jell-O and follow the mold of your date. If he says something and you do not agree with it, say so but in a nice way.
Good people appreciate others who know how to speak their mind. They will like this unless they have a problem of always having to be right. From there, it is their problem, not yours.
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Katie is a writer who thoroughly enjoys writing about all types of topics related to health and lifestyle – including love relationship.