Date Success - Itís All In The Preparation
by Alison Edwards
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Date Success - Itís All In The Preparation
Dating can be
stressful but first dates can be particularly painful and nerve
wrecking. Follow my simple tips to getting ready for a date and
before you know it youíll be breezing through first dates with youíre
only concern being what to wear on your second date.
1. Donít stress!
First of all,
try not to stress yourself out. Tell yourself, itís only a date
and if it doesnít work out, so what?
2. Easy on the
You may laugh
but donít start planning your wedding! Weíve all been there; dreaming
that this could be the one, that youíll fall in love after a whirlwind
romance and get marriedÖ and all before youíve ordered your starter!
Obviously, itís good to be positive but just take each day as it
comes in the early stages otherwise you could be heading for disappointment.
3. Listen to
Listen to some
music whilst youíre getting ready; whatever gets you in the mood
for a night out and relaxes you.
4. Soak in a
If you have
time, take a long soak in the bath with a small glass of wine to
relax you. I emphasise the word ďsmallĒ; you donít want to turn
up drunk or smelling of alcohol.
5. Subtle make-up
Girls, try to
keep your make-up subtle. The majority of men donít like to see
make-up caked on and if you do happen to snuggle up to your date,
he wonít be too impressed if you leave make-up on his collar. As
a basic rule, if youíre going for smoky eyes, keep your lips natural
with a lick of gloss and if youíre opting for the red Monroe pout
then keep your eyes natural.
6. Hair to go
You donít want
a high maintenance hair style that has you running to the toilet
every two minutes to check itís in place so stick to what you know
suits you and what you feel comfortable with. Also, easy on the
hair products in case your date decides to run his fingers through
your hair and gets them stuck!
7. What to wear?
Donít wear anything
too revealing on a first date as it could give out the wrong impression.
Remember you can still look sexy without revealing all your goods;
less is more!
youíre going to wear in advance so youíre not in a last minute panic
with a bedroom floor covered in reject outfits. The main thing is
to feel comfortable in what youíre wearing so you look relaxed;
fidgeting with straps and pulling down your hemline every few minutes
doesnít look good.
of outfit will obviously depend on where you are going; if itís
fancy restaurant then you can glam it up but if itís a lunchtime
date or the cinema then dress it down accordingly.
8. Killer heels
or comfy flats?
As for shoes,
heels look great but only if you can walk in them so only wear shoes
that you are comfortable in. Also, donít wear new shoes in case
you get blisters on the night. Again, your choice of shoes will
depend on where you are going so dress for the venue.
9. Fresh breath
to clean your teeth and rinse with a mouthwash. It may sound obvious
but so many people forget. Also, keep a packet of mints or chewing
gum in your bag in case you need to freshen up later.
10. Aroma, aroma!
ready, donít forget to squirt a bit of your favourite perfume behind
the ears and on your wrist (these are the strongest pulse points).
Donít go overboard, the key is to have an aroma about you, not to
overpower him with your scent.
Book a taxi
or arrange for someone to give you a lift so you get to your meeting
place in plenty of time. I wouldnít advise accepting any offer to
pick you up or take you home until youíve got to know him.
12. Keep the
Give some thought
to what youíre going to talk about. Obviously, you canít plan it
word for word but think about things you want to find out about
him and questions you could ask to keep the conversation flowing.
If you know a good joke, itís always good to throw that in at some
point in the evening to lighten the mood.
13. A kiss goodnight
Ö no more!
Donít feel pressured
into going back to his place or inviting him into yours and certainly
donít feel pressured into having sex! I think itís best to end the
evening with a goodnight kiss so you both leave each other wanting
more and more importantly eager to arrange that second date. If
you canít trust yourself to resist his charm go unshaven in the
nether regions so that way you wonít be tempted to go any further
than a kiss!
14. Watch your
excessively! Itís easy to drink faster and more than you would normally
because of your nerves but try and pace yourself and if you do feel
yourself getting more than tipsy, drink some water.
Also, if you
donít know your date well take your drink with you when you go to
the toilets; with so many drinks being spiked in bars these days
itís better to be safe than sorry.
15. Tell a friend
Tell a friend
or family member where youíre going and who with and let them know
when youíve arrived home safe.
16. Have fun
forget to enjoy yourself and have fun!
By Alison Edwards
Edwards writes articles for http://www.SnappyDates.com
a UK based dating site. SnappyDates.com
is an active community where people of all ages meet looking for
a relationship, friendship and even marriage!
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