Have you got a fear of dating? Is it because you don’t know how to act on a date? Or perhaps the setting of a date just doesn’t suit you? We know loads of singles who are desperately searching for love but have to get over their fear of dating before they can even consider finding a suitable partner. Don’t worry, you are not alone, and we have created some top tips for overcoming that fear and putting yourself out there. This article will explore our tips to boost your confidence in the terrifying world that is dating.
Practice Makes Perfect
There is no such thing as ‘being good at dates’, it all relies on chemistry with the person you are going on a date with. But you should probably practice having a conversation with someone you fancy too. Otherwise, when you do land that dates you’ve been dreaming about, you won’t even know how to hold a conversation. Go out to a bar with your friends, talk to some strangers, flirt a little. You will very quickly learn what kills a conversation and what helps it progress. The date you have been dreaming about; yeah you want that to progress. So we suggest that practice really does make perfect.
Say yes to some dates, even if you are full of fear. Most of the time, the things we fear are usually nowhere near as bad as we think they will be. You never know, you might have some fun too. Go on a couple of dates and if they completely tank, you will quickly see that it is not the end of the world. Exposure to things we fear can only help us to overcome it.
Have a Killer Outfit
Nothing helps with confidence than having that one outfit that makes you feel sexy and makes you feel powerful. If your nerves are all over the place about the idea of dating; having your killer outfit waiting in the wings to assist you will help fight off some of those nerves. Nothing says success like a little black dress and a boatload of confidence.
Check out this article on Make Every Man Want You for some more tips on boosting that confidence.
Suggest Something You Know
If you are overwhelmed by the idea of sitting across a table in a restaurant and the thought of choosing spaghetti on a menu sends your stomach in knots, it doesn’t always have to be that way. Try removing all the stiff façade attached to a first date; why don’t you go bowling? Or to a cooking class? This gives you plenty of opportunities to steal small touches and puts you in a more comfortable situation where you don’t have to try so hard to be yourself. Steering away from the focus from it being a date will allow you to keep those nerves under control and maybe even do some flirting. Check out this article titled What is Romance to a Guy? This might help with other date ideas!