So… Got a date coming up, huh? While some people are plain excited about their first date, the rest are just nervous? I mean, you are meeting a potential lover for the first time, of course you’d be a little jittery. But you know what? There are ways to calm those nerves…
1. Do A Pre-Date Workout
There’s nothing like some good old endorphins to turn jitters into confidence. After a great workout, you’ll feel relaxed and powerful — which is exactly how you want to feel on your date.
2. Wine Before You Dine
Okay, I’m not saying get drunk. One glass of wine can work wonders do chill you out. But be careful, stick to whites only as you don’t want to get that red dye on your mouth.
3. Get Excited with Music
Whatever music gets you excited, put that on the speakers and turn it up! Dance a little as you get ready and loosen up.
4. Take A Deep Breath
OK, this one sounds like a cliché but it really works. Don’t believe me? Try it right now. Breathe in for four seconds, then breathe out for three seconds. Repeat this three or four times and feel the ambient anxiety you probably didn’t even realize you were feeling drain away. Magic.
5. Think of it as Meeting a New Friend
You know what? Half of the anxiety you’re feeling is self-induced pressure and the other half is fear of rejection. But here’s the thing — When you’re spending time with a friend, there’s none of that nonsense. So decide this is a friend date and let all that that anxiety, fear, and pressure go.
6. You’re not the Only Nervous One
Remember you are both in this together and that helps make it a heck of a lot less scary. You’ll forget to be anxious yourself if you focus on being present, take interest in getting to know them, and make them comfortable.
There you go! I hope these tips will help you get rid of the first date jitters.