Dating is a numbers game, and going on first dates after getting out of a relationship can be overwhelming for anyone.
That’s why your best bet is to prepare for the date ahead of time by picking out a cute outfit, preparing yourself mentally to engage in conversation, learning how to read and display the right body language, and staying true to yourself.
Doing these things can ensure a successful first date. Here are four pro tips to help you achieve that oh-so elusive goal of finding Mr. or Mrs. Right.
1. Engage in Conversation
Mentally prepare yourself to engage in conversation. If you tend to feel anxious or are an introvert, this can be downright scary. But preparing yourself mentally a few days in advance by getting all the alone time you need can help you prepare to get out there and strike up some interesting conversations.
Try to bring up interesting topics and add to the conversation whenever possible. If you don’t seem interested, he will quickly be able to pick up on that and your date could go south from there. To decrease the chances of that happening, write down a few conversation starters to help keep things interesting.
2. Get Yourself a Bodysuit
Bodysuits are versatile pieces of clothing that can be dressed up or down. Thus, no matter where your date takes you, you’ll no doubt look and feel your best. Bodysuits come in a range of styles, colors, and sizes, so whether you’re going for a sexy look or something more conservative, a bodysuit can help you achieve that goal. From lace to spandex to see-through, bodysuits are made from a variety of fabrics, so find one or several that match your unique style and personal taste.
3. Get All Dolled Up
In addition to getting a new bodysuit, make sure your hair and makeup are on point. Try a new hairstyle or a style you’ve been complimented on before. Do your makeup, but don’t overdo it. Some men don’t like women who wear a lot of makeup. With that in mind, do what you can to present yourself in the best possible light. If you need help finding a new look you like, you can always do a little YouTube research and find tutorials that can help you pull something together pretty quickly. Don’t be afraid to experiment and find a look you think would work for your first date.
4. Be True to Yourself
It can be tempting to try to act a certain way when you go on a first date, but the best approach is to be true to yourself. Because if a relationship happens to develop between you and this guy, you might not be able to keep up the charade beyond the first date. That’s why it’s important to always be honest and authentic. But keep your guard up by not divulging all your flaws and frustrations in life to your date. If you’re a bit of a complainer, try to tone that down a bit or use it to your advantage by doing so in a funny or sarcastic way that keeps things light.
Getting a Second Date
First dates can no doubt be exciting, but you’ll want to feel confident and prepared. That might mean getting dolled up, engaging in conversation, keeping an eye on your body language (and reading him), getting yourself a cute outfit (like a bodysuit and a skirt), and staying true to yourself by being authentic. Use these tips to help ensure you have a successful first date and to increase your chances of getting a second one.