How To Get Over First Date Nerves
Sorry, but contrary to what this post title implies, getting over first date nerves is close to impossible.
On February 14, it will be exactly 4 years since my last 'First Date'. Funny to think back now at how excited and anxious I would get before a date.
What if we ran out of conversation?
What if he tried to make a move and made the rest of the date uncomfortable?
Should I just cancel and do my laundry instead?
The outfit... something hinting at sexy but pretty easily put together.
The perfume... Escada Magnetism. One of my all time favorites.
My dad's advice was always the same "Have money on you? Never, ever, go on a date with no money." And being the old-school traditional man that he is, would always remind me to keep it PG at all times (Haha, seriously Papi?!). Just to make it clear, I always did.
I can still remember how giddy and nervous I was as I met up with Argenis, my now fiance, for our first date. We both took a shot to ease the nerves and jumped into a cab over to Cebu Bar & Bistro, which is now "our" spot.
I can whole-heartedly say that 3 hours in, when we decided to walk home which was almost 2 miles away, I was 95% sure that he was the one. If not the one, I knew he would be, at the very least, an extremely significant person in my life. And I can now boast that he also felt the same way.
When getting ready for a date, just remember that they are most likely just as nervous as you are so relax (I know, it's easier said than done) and go for it. Worse case scenario you have to use one of your lame excuses to get yourself out of there and it turns into the funny story all your friends make you repeat. Best case scenario, you realize your date is totally amazing and it turns out being your last, first date!
What are your first date rituals? How do you deal with the nerves? Any escape plan that you keep in mind?