3 Tips On Keeping Calm During A First Date
Let's be honest. First dates can be some of the most anxiety ridden times of your life. We overthink everything from how our hair looks to, "what if he/she thinks I'm boring?" Don't even get me started on how your breath smells. With all of these thoughts crashing inside of our heads it's impossible for us to be the one thing the other person will find most attractive. Ourselves. With that being said I've comprised a few tips on staying so cool, they'll have no choice but to give you another date.
1). Choose a location where you already feel comfortable. This allows a since of familiarity for you so you don't come across as panicked.
2). Slow down. Your walk, your talk, your breath. It's ok! The last thing you want is to speak so fast that the other person thinks you've never been on date. Pause. Think. It's ok not to know an answer.
3). Show interest, but don't be overbearing. Your date wants to know you find them interesting. Ask questions. Show emotion. Don't be afraid to get animated. DO NOT, however, go overboard. You don't want to seem like your'e being fake, instead limit your reaction to one or two responses and then switch topics.
It's not always perfect. There are going to be times when you feel stupid or embarrassed. Just remember, they're in the same boat you are. Whatever you're feeling, they most likely are too. If you play your cards right you may even get a goodnight kiss!