It’s your first date: the first chance to make a good impression. Your palms are clammy, your throat is dry, you’ve practiced this scene in your mind a million times before, but still, you feel the butterflies in your stomach. It is the moment you’ve both been waiting for. Depending on how the night goes, this can either be the beginning of all beginnings or the beginning of an end. The right partner will be instantly attracted to the beauty you exude from within.
For sure, you don’t want to commit mistakes on this first meeting. Make this first date memorable and fun with these helpful tips to make a great first impression.
Prepare Yourself for the Best First Date:
1. Speak loving words
Give yourself that much-needed boost and confidence by appreciating the good things about you, be it your pleasing personality or your almond eyes. There are so many things to be thankful for. You’re a masterpiece!
2. Don’t brush off the small talk
Learning about topics from the daily news, reading noteworthy books, keeping up with trends and trivia will leave a lasting impression on your date. Mastering the art of conversation and keeping the topics interesting requires an arsenal of various topics from world news to some funny stories that happened in the office. Just make sure to vary the subject to avoid being called the “boring date.”
3. Get moving!
Exercise does amazing things to the body and mind. When our bodies are up and about through exercise, so-called happy hormones (endorphins) are released. Not only does this give the needed boost of energy, but it also eases stress and tension. Hit the gym before work to release those endorphins, and have a healthy happy day.
4. Think of others
“Enough about me, let’s talk about you.” Sometimes you can get too caught up in your own stories and opinions, so you tend to forget who you are talking to. Everyone has a story to share, whether boring or interesting. It doesn’t matter, right, because it’s their story. It’s the story that shaped who they’ve become. Listening helps the other person feel acknowledged and essential.
5. Spray on the sunshine
Apply your signature fragrance that reveals a bit about who you are, whether romantic, fun, fierce, friendly or flirty. But don’t overdo it. Use the same scented products to achieve a lasting smell that comes with the lasting memory of your first date.
Wear the Part on Your First Date:
1. Dress to impress
Don’t dare go on your first date looking like you’ve just rolled out of bed with the hashtag #iwokeuplikethis. Show a bit of respect for your date and yourself by wearing appropriate clothes, where you feel most comfortable and confident in. Also, make sure that even if it’s just sneakers, they should be neat and clean.
2. Bring your personality to life
Accessorize! Carefully choosing your accessories can bring out hints of the amazing person you are. Mix and match colored scarfs, varying length, and shaped necklaces, and try different rings for each finger.
3. Tame that mane
Choose a trendy hairstyle that fits your face shape and emphasizes your best facial feature. Looking great begins with a gorgeous haircut. So, make sure to pick one that will look great no matter the weather.
4. Use beautiful four eyes
Wearing glasses shouldn’t be a bad thing. In fact, these can be attractive to some people. Glasses can make you look smarter and more professional. Make sure to choose the right frames that fit and flatter the shape of your face.
Standing straight and maintaining good posture can make you look taller, skinnier and more confident. Having proper posture aids in proper breathing while keeping your abs and butt firm. Keep your head straight, relax the shoulders, and stand with your weight evenly distributed on both feet.
6. Find the best look for you
Get in the know of the latest trends in makeup and hairstyles. Search for expert advice right before the big date. Ask your local salon for best hair for you. Makeup shops in malls like Peach & Lily can help you choose which colors and strokes would work best for your facial features. Maybe you’ll discover that your eyes pop with a certain product or method of application. Try the recommendations and see what work best for you.
7. Put in the Zzzzs
Make sure you’ve had enough rest just before the big day. Beauty rest wasn’t called that for anything. Having enough sleep keeps you looking fresh and glowing.
Each first date is an opportunity to shine. Looking great begins with feeling great from within. Your date will immediately see the inner beauty and confidence in you. Make the best of the encounter with these easy steps which are sure to make a lasting impression on your date.