13 Things To Do Before A First Date

Everyone has their own rituals and rules when it comes to getting ready for a first date. Besides looking and feeling your best, there are a lot of other factors to take into consideration when you're getting ready. Are you doing drinks or dinner? Seeing a movie or doing something active? Should you eat first so you’re not thinking about how hungry you are the whole time? What shoes work for mini golf? What exactly is the appeal of mini golf?

Setting up a first date is one thing, but the real challenge is when you actually have to get up, get ready, and actually go on the date. Daunting, I know — especially when you think of the horror stories, potential for awkwardness, and all the questions that come up on a first date. Luckily, Twitter users shared exactly what they do before a first date using the hashtag #BeforeAFirstDate. Shower, shave, and brush your teeth are the most popular responses (yes, please do all of the above) but what else should you be doing before heading out for the night? Here are some of the best responses, because it's time to remind yourself how awesome you really are.

1. Make Sure You're Into Them

2. Try Not To Laugh...

3. Give Yourself A Mirror Pep Talk

4. Do Some *Mild* Research

5. Have (One) Drink

6. Try Not To Think About If They're A Serial Killer

7. Make Sure You're Comfortable

8. Pick The Right Outfit

9. Look As Good As The Pictures

10. Prepare For Butterflies

11. Remind Yourself Who You Are

12. Reconsider That Date With Your Couch

13. Enjoy, Even If First Dates Aren't For You

Evidently, everyone preps for first dates a little differently — it all depends on what makes you feel your best. Happy dating!

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