First Date Nerves – Do’s And Dont's On First Dates
It goes without saying that first dates and nerves go hand in hand together. Whether you are looking for the love of your life, or someone who will do for right now, then you are going to want to make a good first impression and ensure that everything runs as smoothly as possible.
The thing about first dates is that feeling nervous is inevitable and this will often mean that you end up worrying about what you are going to say or do and whether you will get it wrong. Whilst we can’t be there to hold your hand (and let’s face it that will be pretty creepy to have someone there on your first date). What we can do is help to make sure that you feel as good as possible whilst you are there.
So, take a read through of our do’s and don’ts on first dates and see if you can help to put some of you concerns to rest.
Don’t keep checking your phone
We know that you are going to want to keep your pals updated on how your date is going but when it comes to being on a date, you should limit how much you have your phone out. Not only is this downright rude, but it also shows that you are not paying attention to the other person and this won’t make them feel good about themselves.
Do ask plenty of questions
Whilst your date isn’t going to want to feel that they are on some kind of gameshow, it is still great to ask them plenty of questions. You don’t want to be going too heavy with the subject matter, but questions are not only great to help you to learn more about your date and what they like, but it also means that you have some great conversation starters too.
Don’t talk about your ex
Of course, conversation does sometimes turn to your past experiences and your old relationships, however, if it is not part of the normal flow of your conversation, then this chat should be avoided. Not only is it pretty boring, but it also makes it seem that you are not quite over your ex.
Do dress to impress
Picking out what to wear on a first date can be one of the hardest parts. Whether you are a man or a woman. The main rule here is to do your best to dress to impress. Whilst you want to make sure that they have a good impression of you, you don’t want to be too sexy or out there in your choices. Something that makes you feel amazing and that keeps a little back for the next date is a good starting point.
Feeling better about that first date? The main thing to remember is that you should always be yourself. That way, the other person can see who you are and decide whether or not they want to get to know you even better.