Dates are exciting, but also terrifying. It’s hard to be confident before a date, especially if the person you’re going on a date is someone you’ve really liked for a while and this is the first date you’ve been on with them. You want to make a good impression, but you’re nervous. How can you be confident and make a good first impression for your date?
Wear Something New
One way is to wear something new that you really like. According to Old Style Dating, the clothes we wear reflect how we feel. It’s why wearing pajamas to work, even if you’re working at home, makes your mind feel sluggish and dull all day. On a date, you want to feel your best, so you should look your best. Wear something appropriate to the activity for the date. If you’re going to go ice skating, you don’t want to wear a floral dress with high heels. If you’re going to a dance, you don’t want to be wearing your favorite pair of jeans and a T-shirt. Dress the part for the activity and it will help you feel confident for your date.
Practice Good Hygiene
Another way to build confidence for your date is to practice good hygiene. It can be embarrassing and shatter your confidence if you don’t practice good hygiene. You want to make sure you wear deodorant and that you’ve showered beforehand. You also want to make sure your breath smells good. According to Murfreesboro Family Dentistry, you can prevent bad breath by reducing your sugar and acidic food intake early in the day. You should also brush your teeth before your date.
Call a Friend
Another way to boost confidence before a date is to call someone to talk about your pre-date jitters. According to Shared Vision, talking to someone can give you a confidence boost because they can tell you about your amazing qualities, helping you calm down. Having good friends helps in an anxious situation because they will let you know that they are there for you and want you to succeed. Plus, they can tell you about what’s going on in their own life which can distract you from your pre-date worries.
Going on a date can be exciting but nerve-wracking, but you can build your confidence so that the date need not be scary. By wearing something fun and new, practicing good hygiene and talking to a friend, you can present your best self to your date.
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