So, whether you chose to indulge in a hot bath and a book, a pre-date calorie burn at the gym or fake it with a spray tan, keeping yourself occupied will prevent you from overthinking possible dating scenarios, so that when it comes to the big date itself, you’ll be relaxed and ready to go have a good time.Where possible, choose a public or familiar place to meet where you’ll feel comfortable and secure in your surroundings.Responding appropriately will show that you too have an opinion and, perhaps more importantly at this stage, that you are interested in what they have to say.
In the hours before your first date, make sure you distract yourself and you’ll help to keep those pre-date jitters at bay.
If a workout at the gym is your fail-safe stress reliever or a glowing tan is your ultimate confidence booster, you’re not alone; according to our Love Geist research, Londoners are twice as likely to hit the gym ahead of their first date while daters in the North West are 95% more likely to go for a sunbed or apply fake tan!
If you still find yourself struggling then try having some pre-prepared ice breaker questions and read up on how to be an interesting date. If the food is diabolical or the pub is awful, don’t complain.
Don’t lie and say you love it either – remain neutral and polite.
If you date has taken time to choose the venue, compliment something about it such as the convenient location.