Visualise a great date – one where the conversation flows easily – and hold on to the positive feelings that the thought encourages. Stand in front of the mirror, put your shoulders back, and say out loud ‘I can do this’.
It may sound strange but it really works.’ ‘When we laugh we release endorphins, which can help us to relax.
This person is a stranger and you need to protect yourself, first and foremost.’ ‘If your date offers to pick you up at home, politely decline.
Plan your own route to and from your date so that you remain completely in control at all times.
But if your date does insist on paying, it’s more polite to graciously accept than argue about it! Trying to act aloof by waiting three days after a date to get in touch doesn’t work in today’s age of instant communication.