Just getting someone to say ‘yes’ is stressful enough, but when you’re all relieved and happy that he/she agreed, it hits you.
I’m going to look like a fool.
Before you go into panic mode, here are some tips for your first date that will make things go a lot smoother.
- Realize that your date is just as nervous as you are
- Don’t worry about being overly funny or witty, just be yourself
- Bring enough cash for both of you
- Have a backup plan if you want to leave
- Realize that you’re just on a date, you’re not getting married
The main reason why some people get so nervous on first dates is that they think that if this is the person of their dreams, they’d better not screw it up. However, why not approach it like any other outing with a friend?
That’s all they are at this point anyways.
Try to ask a lot of questions of your date to see what he/she is like. By doing this, you are showing that you are interested in their interests, and you also won’t have to talk as much.
If you run into a pause of silence, don’t get nervous. Just wait a few moments and then ask about something that you’re doing – how’s the food? What did you think of the movie?
Even the best conversationalists will run out of things to say occasionally. The trick is to not get nervous and just slowly get back into a conversation.
Sweaty palms? It’s okay. He/she is probably reading this too.