How to Handle First Date Nerves

first dateFirst dates can be a terrifying thing, especially if you met online. Will the woman look like her picture? Will she fancy me in real life? What if the conversation runs dry? These are all very real questions that people ask themselves before meeting a potential love interest for the first time. With online dating quickly becoming the most popular way to meet potential dates, we explore the top tips for keeping your cool and winning her over.

Be Confident

Women love confident men and even if you are a quivering mess on the inside, be careful not to show it on the outside. Speak to her directly, maintain eye contact and stay in control of the situation. A cool and confident exterior will impress her and if you exude confidence will make you irresistible.

Be Calm

Like with confidence, a calm demeanor is incredibly sexy to women. It shows that you are in control of your emotions and that you are prepared for any situation that life may throw at you. Even if your nerves make you agitated, take a few deep breaths and count to 10 before opening your mouth to speak.

Plan Effectively

Ensure that before meeting your date you have made all relevant bookings and arrangements. Plan your journey to the place of rendezvous with extra time to spare in the event of delays. No woman wants to be left waiting or for her date to have forgotten to book a table on a Friday night. Any slip ups like this will cause her to run a mile.

Take Time to Prepare

Don’t just rush from the gym or work, take the time to get a haircut, shave that 5 o’clock shadow and iron your chosen outfit. Women notice little details, and if you look messy, crumpled or badly put together, it is an instant turn off. Looking good will increase your confidence, and we already know that women love confident men.

Remember Your Self-Worth

Remember, you are good enough, and she clearly likes something about you or she would not have agreed to meet you. You are a catch; she is interested in you, and this date could be the first of many. Do not let nerves get the better of you when heading out for the first date!