We put a lot of pressure on ourselves when it comes to first dates when in reality we should be showering ourselves with self-love all day long.
The only thing you can control is making yourself feel as sexy, comfortable and refreshed as you can before putting yourself out there. Remind yourself why you're the best eligible bachelorette in town and take the time to get yourself in the best mood possible.
I guarantee that at least one of these boosters will have you going into the date with an open mind and positive outlook, regardless of the outcome.
It doesn't matter what society deems to be the best first date attire or what outfit accentuates your boobs and ass even though you can barely breathe walking in it. You're the one that has to be in it all night so you should have your approval for whatever you decide to wear.
Naturally you can ask your girlfriends and roomies what outfit they like best, but in the end, you should be rocking something you feel your absolute hottest and most confident in. Designate this outfit as a first date look or a power outfit for when you need more confidence.
If you know you're going to have an upcoming date, go out and buy yourself a new top to change things up. We are all aware you'll probably end up with your same go-to outfit because it's the most flattering and you already know you look the best in it.
Don't freak out about the outfit until the second date but chances are you already have your second favorite outfit already waiting for you.
Put on your favorite items whether you decide to rock your favorite pumps, necklace or jaw-dropping earrings, just stay true to yourself.
If you leave the house feeling comfortable in your clothes it will inevitably lead to a more confident impression because you will be wearing an outfit that is entirely you, not something completely different pretending to be someone you're not.
Listening to your favorite tunes can most definitely put you in a better mindset. Break out all the oldies that make you giddy and smile from ear to ear, which in turn makes you happy because you can't wipe that smile off of your face.
Get yourself pumped up with your classics while reminding yourself of the bad bitch that you are. This first date doesn't determine anything about your future or who you are as a person overall, so take the pressure off and go into the occasion as goofy as you were dancing in front of your mirror before heading on over.
Also, there's nothing like singing your heart out to get rid of all of the jitters and forcing all of the nervous energy out of your body and into the world.
Before the date, make sure you take the time to relax and feel as good as possible. Even if you're a little bit rushed because you just had a long day at work, take the time to reapply your makeup and wash your face of everything and everyone you encountered that day. Treat yo self to a Lush mask or one of the like.
Simply put on a new, refreshing look and leave a facemask on for a little while you're doing your hair or finalizing your outfit choice.
Take a moment to calm yourself and do the smallest bit of pampering; it will leave you feeling and looking better while putting no time constraint on getting ready.
Whether it's the day of or a couple of days before the big date, go and pamper yourself by getting a well-deserved manicure and pedicure. If this is out of the ordinary for you because you're always working the grind, then you should take the time to give yourself a little TLC.
If you're crunched for time because it's a last minute date, have a little pamper session with some girlfriends or even yourself for that matter. Whip out your favorite nail polish and spend the time keeping up with your appearance because it will show when you're out.
The better you feel about yourself, the more accurate you will represent yourself when meeting someone for the first time.
Get out all of your first date jitters and insecurities by group chatting all of your favorite girlies that know exactly how to make you feel better. They always know what to say and remind you of your best attributes when you fail to remember them yourself.
Everyone gets a little nervous and insecure on a first date, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't show up confident and excited to see what this date could have in store for your future.
The more positive your mindset is when going into it, the higher chance it will lead to a better outcome, and you don't want to regret letting your insecurities get to you. Life is too short not to be yourself and embrace all that you have to offer, even if it means feeling a little vulnerable at first.
Your friends are there for a reason so don't forget to lean on them and express any uncertainties you have before going out. Guarantee they will be filling your head with the most rewarding compliments and giving you a confidence boost that you so dearly appreciate and need.
It doesn't matter if the date is the biggest success or failure but that you had as much fun as you possibly could and return home the same badass bitch you went there as.
Everyone struggles with insecurities at times but make sure you do your favorite things to help alleviate the anxiety of dating by turning it into excitement instead.