First dates are exciting and terrifying at the same time. You might be going on a date with the man you’ll one day marry! That means a little preparation is in order. Take a look at this checklist of six steps to take to get ready for a first date.
Pick Out a Flattering Outfit
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What you wear tells your date a lot about your personality. You want to pick something that’s flattering to your body type but also appropriate for the activity you’re going to do. You don’t necessarily have to go out and buy something new, but make sure you have something that is comfortable and makes you look and feel great. Don’t forget to also pick out complementary shoes and a purse to complete your ensemble.
Take a Shower
Hop in the shower a few hours before your date, so you’re completely clean and refreshed. This also gives you time to shave your legs and do any prep work needed for your chosen attire. You can find coupons for Bath and Body Works soap and shower gel to make you smell great. Don’t skip the shower step, especially if you’ve had a tiring day.
Highlight Your Features with Makeup
Don’t go overboard with the makeup because it can actually be a turn off to your date. However, some light concealer and mascara can help bring out your best features when applied properly. Experiment with what works best for you and use coupons for makeup from Sephora to customize your look. Quality products are important in keeping your skin looking clean and healthy.
Style Your Hair
Your hair is as important as your makeup and outfit. It tells your date about your personality. A simple ponytail is fine, but no matter what hairstyle you choose, make sure that it looks nice. Also put a comb and other necessary hair and body products in your purse to refresh your look throughout your date.
Manicure Your Nails
You’d be surprised at how often your date looks at your hands. If you have time and money, go get a manicure so that your nails look nice. You can also do the manicure yourself at home by using coupons to buy Sephora nail polish. At the very least, you should make sure there is no dirt under your nails and your nails are nicely filed.
Think of Possible Conversation Topics
One thing that can ruin a first date is awkward silence. You can avoid the problem by having some conversation topics in mind before you go. Look up current news trends and be prepared to talk about your job, what you like to do, and your family. First dates are all about getting to know your date to see if you’re compatible. Be prepared to show the best you.
You don’t have to change yourself dramatically for a date, but a little pampering and preparation can go a long way in making you feel confident and comfortable on a first date. What steps do you take before going on a first date? Share your advice in the comments below.
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