If you’re partial to a workout, you might want to consider hitting the gym before your date. Not only will you feel more confident, by getting in a workout, you’ll help get rid of the pre-date jitters by releasing feel-good hormones.
Try to relax
Although feeling calm and composed might sound easier said than done, it’s important to get hold of your nerves before you set off on your date. If you’re feeling too nervous, you’re unlikely to be on top form, so it’s always worth taking the time to compose yourself!
On the way to your date, to help calm your nerves, you might want to listen to music to help you switch off. Alternatively, why not stick on a podcast and engross yourself in some sport or true crime?
If that’s not done the trick, try to take deep breaths and remember that if this date doesn’t go as well as you’d hoped, there are plenty more fish in the sea!
Get into social mode
If time allows, to help get you in the mood for schmoozing, it can be a good idea to meet up with a friend beforehand. Not only can they offer you some support, but you can also practice your conversation topics with them before the big event.
If that’s not an option, simply getting into the swing of things by going for a quick drink beforehand can get you in the right headspace.
Navigating the dating game can be daunting, especially if you’ve been out of the dating game for quite some time. However, the good news is that by taking a few simple steps to boost your confidence and calm your nerves, you’re almost certain to secure yourself a second date.
So now all that’s left to do is go out and have fun!