It’s normal to get the jitters before a first date. But nerves shouldn’t keep you from showcasing your curvy girl confidence and finding love. Whether you’re relatively new to the dating scene or have been trying to find your match for a while now, step up your game with some first date prep.
Rally the curvy girl squad for a pep talk
Going on a first date can be nerve-wracking, especially if it’s your first one in a while. Before the first date anxiety makes you call it off. Send an S.O.S. to your girl squad so they can lift you up and remind you of the confident, sexy, and worthy curvy girl you are!
Choose the right location, not always have to be a restaurant
The location of a first date can make a big impact on the success of the date. In most cases, it’s best to pick a neutral, low key place. So you can spend some time talking and getting to know each other without distractions. Coffee shops and dive bars are great places to meet each other. Consider choosing a place you are already familiar with to help lessen any first date nerves.
Be confident in your body language
You are a proud, sexy, and confident curvy girl. Make sure you have the body language to match! If you’re interested in this person, make sure your body language reflects that. If your body is squared up towards the door, that may be sending the message that you’re uninterested.
Plan your outfit, hairstyle, and makeup look in advance, so you’re not scrambling or running late for your date. Try to plan the rest of your day around the date so you can make sure you have plenty of time to get ready. Check out our blog post on cute and cheap plus size dresses for some date night outfit ideas!
Prep your skin
There’s nothing worse than stress acne showing its ugly head before a first date, making you feel uncomfortable and self-conscious. Implementing a healthy skin care routine in your life will keep you looking and feeling great whenever the right one comes along. For clear, stress-proof skin, drink plenty of water, moisturize, and invest in high-quality skincare products for women.
Get some beauty sleep
Be sure to get to bed early the night before your date to avoid feeling and looking tired. It’s hard to keep a conversation engaging when you have brain fog from lack of sleep. If you’re having trouble falling asleep due to nerves, try taking a melatonin tablet a half hour before getting into bed.
Pack the first-impression essentials
Packing just a few of the basics will go a long way. Keep some mints, floss, face wipes, and your perfume close at hand. If you’re wearing a skirt or dress, bring along some chafe cream so you can go wherever the night takes you. No matter it be long romantic walks or dancing the night away, without limiting your date due to feeling uncomfortable and in pain.
Prepare for engaging first date conversation
For some people, one of the most challenging parts of meeting someone new is figuring out how to keep the conversation going, especially if you’re an introvert. If you’re feeling a little overwhelmed and awkward trying to figure out something to say, try asking your date a question about themselves. Not only does this put the ball in their court, but you also get to find out a bit more about your potential new beau.
Just be you, curvy girl
The pressure to make a good first impression may be high. But don’t put so much focus into being “perfect” that you mask who you really are. Showing up to a first date as an unrealistic version of yourself will be misleading, creating challenges for you down the road if you continue to see this person. After all, you want to be with someone who compliments your goals and aspirations and likes you for exactly who you are.
Relax and enjoy
Make it a priority to treat yourself with whatever will make you feel calm, relaxed, centered, and confident. Taking a nice warm bath with essential oils and bath bombs can go a long way. While you’re getting ready, listen to your favorite upbeat music that you can sing along and let loose to.
It doesn’t matter if this is your first date back from a while or if you’re keeping it casual. We all want to make an unforgettable great first date. Investing a little time and care into yourself will take that curvy girl confidence to a whole new level!
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