Nerves before a first date are the worst things in the dating world. If you can get through these you can handle anything the relationship might have to throw at you. So instead of stumbling awkwardly through your first date because you’re so nervous, take control. Boost your confidence and be surprised at how easy dating becomes.
Watch a Comedy
Watch an episode of your favorite comedy before you go out. Laughter boosts the feel good chemicals in your brain, and listening to funny language patterns preps you for a night of wit. Keep things light and funny. Your practice by watching a comedy will keep the jokes flowing all night long.
Take Special Care with Hygiene
If you have appearance or hygiene centered nerves, fight them with logic. If you’re always afraid that you’re sweating through your deodorant, take extra care when you put it on. Shower right before your date, and inspect your teeth in the mirror before you step out the door. That way, when nerves come up that say you smell bad you can remember all the care you took for this not to be the case. Then you can tell those worries to take a hike.
Let Someone Else Choose Your Outfit
If you don’t have any confidence in your ability to match colors, etc, then don’t worry about it. Rather than trying to become a fashion guru overnight, just make someone else choose your outfit for you. Over time you can build up your confidence in this area, but for right now go with a quick and dirty fix. If you’re friends with a woman, or you’re friends with a man in a relationship then just call in a favor. Ask her to go through your options and give you the best outfit. This way the choice is out of your hands. You don’t have to trust yourself when you can trust her. This way when doubts creep in, remind yourself that she wouldn’t let you go out looking terrible.
Work out That Day
Exercise is a natural anxiety reducer. Hit the gym a three hours before your date. That gives you enough time to get your heart racing, use those major muscle groups, and get your brain to swim in feel good chemicals. Then you can hop in the shower, get dressed, and go to pick her up within the 3-5 hour window of mood boost from exercise. You’ll still have an all-natural mood booster in your system.
Masturbate Before You Go Out
If you’re not planning on having sex that night, then masturbate before you go out. Nothing gets in the way of rational thinking than a persistent semi, so just take care of the problem before you even go out. This will also spike your mood. You’ll feel great, you’ll feel confident, and you won’t feel a lot of pressure riding on this evening to go well. You’ll be surprised how easy it is to connect to a woman when your hormones aren’t getting in the way.