Whilst dating do you often feel self-conscious and worried about how you are coming across? If you are feeling down or low about yourself and your image, this can easily be picked up on by your date, and especially if this if it is the first date it may put potential partners off. Always remember that you should go on a date trying to decide if you even like them – not trying to persuade them to like you. We have created a few tips to help you feel more confident, both on your date and in also long term.
Dress to impress
Wearing clothes that you feel comfortable and confident in can be a great way to boost your self-esteem, as often when you look good you feel good. This could be anything from wearing some sexy lingerie to your favorite dress that hugs your figure in all the right places. It is important to make sure that you have dressed appropriately for the venue or activity that you will be doing, as feeling underdressed can add to feelings of self-consciousness. Always research the restaurant or bar before going and get some outfit inspirations from others!
Spent time getting to know yourself
Spending time figuring out what you want from a relationship, do you want something serious or are you just looking to have a bit of fun? Ensuring that you know how you want to be treated, and the respect that you deserve is a great way to be able to go on dates. Always knowing that you can walk away or invest yourself into the relationship when you feel the time is right can do wonders for improving your confidence and self-esteem – making dating seem less pressured and overwhelming.
Talk to your friends
Try to speak to your friends and discuss your dating failures, successes, and the problems that you have been having up until now. Friends will be able to give you an outsider’s perspective and help you feel better informed about the decisions you make. Not only this, friends can help you realize your mistakes and take accountability – meaning you can learn from them going forwards.
Focus on self-care
It’s important to be on your own team and set aside time to care for yourself. This could be anything from improving your mental health and practicing affirmations, meditating, and reading. Prior to going on a date, why not do a pamper night on the evening before, and do your nails and skincare – you could even curl your hair to save time if you will be in a rush the next day! This can help you feel more confident and excited – after all, dating should be fun and exciting!