Going on a date can be really exciting, but unfortunately, some people get too nervous, or they simply don’t know what to do, since they’ve never been told how to prepare themselves for the first date. In reality, the first date isn’t something to be afraid of, but there are things that you should know so you’ll be able to relax. Therefore, here are some tips and tricks that will help you have fun during the first date:
1. First of all, don’t be (too) nervous
Being a bit nervous is expected, especially if you’re meeting with someone you met on Tinder, and you really don’t know what to expect. But, in order to have a great time, you need to learn how to manage your nerves, so if you’re afraid you won’t have anything to talk about, there are ways to come up with interesting and fun conversation topics that could be used to break the ice. In case you consider yourself shy, try to practice in front of a mirror before going out, and keep in mind that the person you’re meeting with might also be suffering from nerves, so there’s no reason to feel bad about yourself. Instead, get the courage and be the first person to start the conversation — you’ll definitely feel more self-confident after you make the first step!
2. Decide on what you’re going to eat/drink
One of the most frustrating aspects of a date is getting the menus and not being able to determine what you’re going to order. Sometimes it can be stressful, and due to the presence of someone you don’t know that well, it can be even harder to decide. So, if you know the name of the place you’re going to, it would be good to browse the menu online, or if you don’t know where you’re going, at least try to decide what you’d like to have based on your mood. If you’re going on a dinner date, make sure to pick food that’s easy to eat so you won’t end up staining your clothes.
3. Dedicate some time to plan a nice outfit
Planning the perfect outfit is probably the most time-consuming things especially if you’re someone who needs some time to get ready. In that case, it’s best to plan your outfit a day before so you won’t be late for a date. The best way to make sure you look good is to find a balance between elegant and casual look. Opting for a cute patterned Realisation par dress will make you look charming and stylish, and what’s even better, you won’t look overdressed. Make sure to match the dress with sneakers, because the last thing you need is to feel unbalanced while wearing a pair of high and (possibly) uncomfortable heels. Wearing a dress can be a great choice as you’ll look feminine, and if you match a dress with a denim or a cute leather jacket, you’ll look casual and stylish, which is definitely the look you should go for.
4. Don’t have high expectations
Now, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t have any expectations at all, but rather, that instead of expecting to be swept off your feet by your Prince Charming, it would be better to just aim to have a good time and possibly meet someone new. That way you won’t be disappointed in case your date doesn’t end well. Also, going on a first date doesn’t mean you should automatically fall in love, instead, treat the date as a fun night out with the person you find interesting and likable. Having standards is one thing, but expecting impossible won’t do you any good when it comes to finding someone to date.
The first date doesn’t have to be stressful if you know what to do and how to behave. Also, don’t forget to be yourself, but don’t overdo it, especially if you’re with someone new. Be honest, and don’t try to pretend if your date doesn’t go well. Finally, make sure to wear something that’s both stylish and comfortable so you’ll be able to focus on your date instead of being distracted by your clothes. After all, if your date doesn’t go according to plan, you can always ask for a check and go home.
Mia Taylor is 33 year old blogger who writes about beauty, fashion and travel. She had always been passionate about fashion and over time she had developed a style of her own. Mia loves to mix and match and get inspire girls with her advice about outfit and accessories. She loves telling a story about her travels, providing beauty tips with readers.