If you have ever found yourself standing in front of the mirror, feeling and looking like a mess, minutes before a date then you have come to the right place! Prepping for a date is tough, with tons of questions going on in our head, we often find ourselves wondering how to go about things. Fret not, avoid these 9 things before any date, and we guarantee you a smooth sail!
1. Not having any idea about what you’ll wear
It is always a good idea to have an outfit in mind before going for any date, and if possible, give your outfit a test run one day before to make sure the fitting is right. It will save you lots of time at the last minute, reduce your stress and you will look your best!
2. Experimenting with your beauty regime
Trying out that facepack that you have been planning to for ages or that beauty cream that’s been sitting in your drawer is probably not the best idea just before your date. Trust us, you don’t want to walk out with red patches on your skin in case something didn’t suit you. Save the experimenting for those lazy weekends at home.
3. Texting your ex
This is a bad idea on any given day, but what’s worse is if you text the ex before going on a date with someone else. It will make you think about your ex and all the things that you two did together, and that will just prevent you from having any fun on your date. Give this guy a chance.
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4. Stalking your date on social media
If you are going on one of those blind dates where you don’t know much about the person, then try to refrain from stalking him on social media. While it does sound like a tempting idea, it will create a pre-assumed opinion of them and that could spoil your overall experience.
5. Eating anything that causes bad breath
Keep that garlic bread or that sandwich with extra onions away, and pop a few tic tacs while on your way. Bad breath can be such a turn off, right?
6. Skipping a meal
Skipping a meal to make room for what you’ll eat on your date or to hide that little tummy is a bad idea. Besides, the size of your tummy won’t change in a day. You never know how long you’d have to wait before you can have a proper meal and staying on an empty stomach for long is just plain unhealthy. Grab a quick snack right before you leave, and that’ll keep you comfortable.
7. Spend all your money beforehand
You might be tempted to buy matching shoes with your outfit, but try to avoid the urge. You can do with something from your closet for now, and can use the money for the date instead. The man doesn’t need to splurge alone, right?
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8. Stress out
If you haven’t been on a date for a while and feel nervous or stressed, then remember to relax and just be yourself because that is the best and easiest way to go about it.
9. Have high expectations
Nobody in this world is perfect, so try not to keep your expectations at an all-time high. You do deserve the best, but give him a chance to figure it out on his own. Sometimes, the higher the expectations, the greater the disappointment!
Published on Jul 23, 2016