Dating nerves dating day ds
But if you let your anxiety take over, you hurt the chances of you and your date enjoying the night and making a connection.
And, of course, after our first date, I'm going back to my friends to dish over every detail, especially if I really like you. Now that we've graduated from playschool (ahem, college), having friends of the opposite sex is par for the course. A cool superpower, but not exactly what I had in mind when I was putting on the mascara. I've been out so many times with men who sit back, totally aloof, while I smile and nod and try my best to carry on a conversation with someone who might as well be a rock (and not the cuddly "pet" kind, either). I once went out with a man who informed me that he takes girls he's only marginally interested in to Dippin' Dots (no, we were not consuming the "Ice Cream of the Future" at the time). For example, do your stories feel like they're way too practiced, i.e. When I was younger, I always insisted on splitting the bill 50/50. No matter what your guy friends tell you, acting all nonchalant at the end of a date is not going to help you. She could say flat-out that she's not that into you.
According to research by Halls Menthol sweets (I guess there's a link there somewhere) nearly a third of men and women they surveyed admitted being massively nervous before a first date and acting like an idiot as a result.
So, as the goer-on of around ten trillion first dates (approx numbers) I thought I would share my tips to doing so in style.
After consulting Dr Google (never a good idea) and slathering my whole face in Savlon, I arrived, half an hour late, mildly hysterical and smelling a bit like the doctors.
BUT I had a brilliant opening story, involving both embezzled felines and near-death experiences.