How to Boost Your Confidence Prior to Dating


Are you looking to enter into the dating world either for the first time? Maybe you have been in a long-term relationship that has now ended and you’re looking to re-enter the dating scene after not being a part of it for quite some time. No matter how long you’ve been out of the dating loop, entering into it can be scary and stressful. Even just dipping your toes in and speaking to people can be hard, especially for those who are shy and don’t have a lot of self-confidence.

Here’s the thing, dating is a lot like a job interview in that you are trying to make a strong first impression. The best way to do that is to feel confident in yourself and what you have to offer. But let’s face it, that can take practice. So, with that in mind, let’s take a look at how you can work on boosting your confidence before you start dating. This will help you to attract a better match, and therefore find a happy and fulfilling relationship.

Look Your Best – Feel Your Best

A great place to start with confidence boosting is to look your best. When you look your best, you can’t help but feel confident and sure of yourself. So that means investing in a few new stylish outfits that are perfect for dating and hitting the town in. Just be sure the fit is right and comfortable so you aren’t fidgeting throughout.

This could also be a great time for a new hairstyle and colour, again to flatter your features and have you feeling your absolute most confident self.

Try Positive Affirmations on a Daily Basis

Here’s a tip that won’t just help boost your confidence for dating, but boost your confidence overall. Positive affirmations can be a wonderful and highly effective way to start seeing yourself in a clearer more positive way. They can be motivating, inspiring, powerful, and calming all at the same time.

If you’ve never tried positive affirmations before, try picking up a book or watching some ‘how to’ videos to get you started.

Consider Some Practice Dates

For those who really are feeling nervous about how to act, what to talk about, and how to come across on a first date, it could be helpful to try some practice dates. 

Adult Seek, which is a London escorts service, could give you that opportunity. You’ll be able to go out on a date with someone and dip your toes in the water without any fear of rejection, and whether or not there will be a second date. You can even be up-front and honest with the escort, let them know you’re trying to build your confidence, and ask them for advice and input on how they feel you are coming across.

The two of you can head out for a night on the town in London, giving you an opportunity to also practice planning a date and creating an itinerary if you will. You’ll get to see how well your planning worked too. 

Connect Via Text Before the Date Happens

Rather than getting too worked up about the actual date, and letting your nerves get the best of you, it can also be helpful to send out a quick text a day before the date, or even the day of. Just a quick little hello, voicing how much you’re looking forward to seeing them, will help to open up those lines of communication and break the ice. That will help you to feel more confident and comfortable when you show up for the date itself.

Get a Pep Talk from Your Friends

Your friends know how great you are, and don’t doubt all the things you offer, so they can be a great tool as you strive to improve your confidence. Don’t be afraid to lean on them, get a little pep talk, and have them boost your spirits and confidence. They can help to alleviate some of that stress you’re feeling and help put things in perspective for you.

Remember Your Date is Probably Nervous Too

Finally, you want to remind yourself that you aren’t alone in the nerves and stress, as your date is probably feeling all those same emotions. Just by reminding yourself of that fact, it can help to relax you. You can bond over those nerves and really work to put each other at ease, loosen up, and get to know each other through engaging conversation.

Dating Doesn’t Have to Be Scary

There’s no doubt that entering into the dating pool either for the first time or after an extended period away is bound to cause feelings of fear, stress, anxiety, and self-doubting, but here’s the thing – it’s just dating. Look at it as an opportunity to meet some cool new people, enjoy yourself, and never forget your own value and self-worth.

Cassie Brewer
Cassie is a women's health and beauty writer who enjoys writing for all ages. She aspires to open her own beauty boutique in Italy one day, and hopes you enjoy this article!

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