Getting a date may be easy in the times of dating apps and social media connectivity. Making a good first impression, well, that can be tricky. Meeting someone in a romantic setting for the first time can be quite daunting so it is essential that you go in well-prepared. The way to do this? Get your mind and body relaxed and ready to be your best self.
Put some music on, light a scented candle and enjoy the process of preparing yourself for a night out. Here’s how to ease yourself into the correct mindset to feel sexy and confident on your first date. Use these 7 easy tips to prepare yourself for date night.
1. Be Yourself
No matter how much effort you put into impressing someone on a date, never compromise on being yourself. If you are gregarious, don’t be quiet as a mouse. If you are introverted and shy, don’t overcompensate by being loud. After all, you want to find someone who likes you for you. You might escape faking it for a little while, but eventually, you’ll have to come clean.
When we talk about being yourself, we are in no ways implying that you should not go well-groomed to a date. The first place to start is your skin. Make sure you moisturize your face and hands to leave your skin looking fresh, happy and smooth. You don’t want to end up looking drab because of dry skin.
3. Accessorize Appropriately
Add some bling to your date outfit with the right accessories. If you are wearing something subtle and chic, add some character with statement jewellery. When it comes to accessorizing, the usual rule is to go with what suits you and what you feel comfortable in.
4. Reach the Venue A Tad Bit Early
Tardiness is a big turnoff on a first date. You want your date to feel respected and going late can end up being a major offence for many. It is most likely that you would have planned the date in advance, so plan your day in such a way that you reach the date venue on time. Leave a few minutes earlier than you would have to make sure you compensate for unforeseen delays. You do not want to keep someone waiting for you; it sends out the wrong impression.
5. Prepare Your Clothing Ensemble
One thing that can be particularly nerve-racking while you prepare for a date is too narrowing down what to wear. Start planning early, in fact, if it is possible, on the previous day. Try on your outfit or outfits too to make sure you’re happy with the way you look. Don’t wait until the last minute to decide, the frustration and anxiety of finding the right outfit it could add to your stress.
6. Don’t Overdo The Perfume
Perfume is great but, in small doses. Remember that some people cannot take the smell of strong perfume. Also, if you are going out for a meal, you do not want your scent to overpower and ruin the food you and your date are eating. When in doubt, use just a hint of perfume on your wrists and behind your ears – remember, less is more in this case.
7. Think Of It As Just A Date
Put yourself in the right frame of mind when you prepare for a date. Think of it this way: it is only a date. If you put too much into it or worry too much about it then you will inevitably make yourself uncomfortable and not be ready or excited for the actual date itself.