The first date is a crucial moment in your future partner’s life. Red flags are flying at an unprecedented rate and the pressure to make a good impression is immense. The stakes can be even higher if you’re asking someone out for the first time. It’s important to look your best on your first date so that you leave it feeling positive about the person with whom you shared such an important singular experience.
You will find that there are many things that you need to keep in mind before heading out on a first date, from how much time you should give yourself to prepare for the big day to what kind of clothing and accessories you need to look your absolute best on your very first outing as a couple. To help ensure that your first-date success rate is as high as possible, we have listed some helpful tips and advice to get you ready for those special nights ahead!
Make an Effort
While it can’t be understated how important it is to look your best on your first date, we must also acknowledge that looking hot on a first date is a bit of a tall order. The pressure can feel quite heavy, and the effort that you put in can have a big impact on how you feel about your date once the day is over. When you feel as though you’re doing your best, you’ll be inclined to put your best foot forward as well.
It’s also important to note that there’s a difference between looking good and feeling good! If you’re doing everything within your power to make yourself look great, but you’re still left feeling overwhelmingly anxious, likely, you’re not putting enough effort into your appearance.
Don’t Go Out Without Showering First
It’s important to take the time to clean yourself up a bit before leaving your house for your first date. While you certainly don’t want to feel as though you’re “going out without cleaning up,” there’s nothing quite as off-putting as seeing a shiny, clean, and well-groomed individual step out from behind a closed door.
Take the time to clean yourself up, get your hair and/or teeth brushed, and/or get your hair cut or styled if you feel that you could use some help getting yourself ready for a first date. You’ll feel as though you’re in the best shape possible when you’re feeling clean and well-rested.
Plan Confidence — Have a Backup Plan!
Once you have your date planned (and have taken the time to clean yourself up a bit), you’ll want to make sure to keep a level head and to plan confidence as well. You will be nervous on your first date, and sometimes even a little scared. Be prepared for this and try to keep in mind that it’s completely normal!
While you may feel annoyed by the fact that you’re feeling a little scared, try to remember that it means that you’re doing something new and exciting! If you find yourself feeling particularly anxious, try to remind yourself that it’s normal to feel nervous about something new and exciting. Try to keep in mind that you’re planning to be confident, but don’t forget that a backup plan is always smart to carry with you.
Ask for Feedback
When you and your date are done with your date, make sure to ask for feedback from your date on how it went. If you’re nervous about how your date went, this is the best way to find out without being too pushy about it.
Remember, you’re going to be nervous on your first date, so it’s important to know how you did so that you can get better next time! You’ll be glad that you asked for feedback on your first date once you’re back home and have had a chance to calm down a little bit.
Don’t Be Afraid to Play With Colors and Patterns
Regardless of your style, there are certain things that you’re going to have to keep in mind when it comes to looking your best on your first date. When it comes to makeup, keep it minimal (and keep it in your date’s favour – if you feel that you need to wear more makeup, remove it and reapply for the next date!).
When it comes to your outfit, it can be tempting to keep your outfit simple so that you don’t miss out on any opportunities to show off your hot date’s favourite colour or pattern. However, it can be tempting to keep it too simple as well. Keep in mind that your date is going to be making the effort to look good for you, so make it easy for them!
Sip on the Right Drink Before Dinner
As part of your overall effort to look your best on your first date, you should make sure to sip a drink that is going to help you relax before dinner. You don’t want to be nervous and tense right when you are about to sit down to eat with your date!
Make sure to pick something that is going to help you relax before you have your meal, and make sure that it doesn’t make you feel sick to your stomach. Whatever you pick, it’s best to make sure that you sip on it well before you are ready to sit down to eat.
Remember, alcohol’s not the best thing for you to be drinking on your first date! You want to pick something that is going to help you relax, but not makes you feel sick to your stomach.
Eat Like a Pro – Know When To Cheese It!
If you’re having a date that is taking place at a restaurant, you’ll want to make sure to eat like a pro. Before you walk into the restaurant, take a look at your plate. Is everything on your plate something that you would want to eat? If not, then you might want to consider taking a few bites of something that you’ve already eaten to make room for the rest.
Make sure that you are not eating too much, or too much of the wrong thing, and make sure that you are eating the right thing before you head out on your date. Make sure that you’re not stuffing your face with too much, too soon. Remember, you want to look your absolute best on your first date, so you’ll want to take the time to eat the right things before you head out.
Keep in Touch After Your Date Is Over
When your date is over, you need to make sure to keep in touch with your date. In the same way that you wouldn’t want to show up to a first date with someone that you haven’t talked to in a while, it’s important to keep in touch with your date after your date is over.
An easy way to do this is to send them a text message or call them. If you have a phone that is connected to your social media accounts, it is a great way to keep in touch after your date with your date. If you don’t have a way to keep in touch with your date after your date is over, you may want to consider investing in a dating app that allows you to keep in touch with your date after your date.
Your first date is an important moment in your partner’s life. That’s why you should make an effort to look your best. Keep the following tips in mind to ensure that your first date is a success.