There’s nothing quite like the feeling of going on a first date. The nerves, the excitement, the thrill of all that potential and not quite knowing what’s going to happen. It’s totally understandable to feel nervous before a first date. In fact, it’s a good thing because it shows you care about it. If you’re looking for some help on how to navigate your first date, don’t worry, you’re in the right place.

Confident Clothes

When you’re on a date, you want to be looking your best. Not only to impress your date but also so you’re feeling confident. Pick clothes that you feel comfortable and good in when you’re wearing them. Whether it’s the classic combination of jeans and a nice top or your favorite floral dress. Want a little extra confidence boost? Choosing sexy red lingerie styles can give your outfit a secret oomph.

couple walking around on their first date

Keep it Simple

You don’t have to worry about picking the perfect activity for your first date. Take the pressure off yourself and keep it simple. Grabbing a coffee and going for a walk, or popping to the pub for a couple of drinks, are both great options. Plus, they take the time pressure off. Going out for dinner is a huge window of time to fill and could be pretty daunting. Whereas picking an activity that you can make as short, or as long, as you like creates a more relaxed date.

Ask Questions / Listen

Conversation during a first date should be balanced. You both should be asking questions and actively listening to what the other has to say. Your nervous energy, or fear about falling into silence, might mean you’re talking a lot more than normal. This is understandable but be sure to take time to ask your date questions.

Couple on a first date

Consider Your Feelings

When you go on a first date it’s far too easy to worry whether or not the person likes you. Are they having a good time? Will they want to see you again? It’s human to start wondering these things. However, you shouldn’t constantly be worried about them. It’s worth checking in with yourself and asking how you feel about your date.

Be Yourself

This one is a little cheesy but still worth saying: be yourself. You are going on a date because the person is interested in you. Don’t change your personality or act differently in the hopes of getting them to like you. To borrow a phrase from Mr. Darcy in Bridget Jones – they should like you, just as you are.

Remember, you are going on a date with another person who’s probably just as nervous as you. It doesn’t have to be perfect, just enjoy each other’s company. Do you have any tips for going on a first date?