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First up: Why dating matters.
It’s not just about the sex
Part of the reason why dating is so intimidating is because, in some ways, it feels like you’re doing the dishes for the first time. Sure, you’ve done the dishes once or twice before, but you’ve done so with a simple sponge, and you’ve always been a little sure that you’d never again have to scrub clean a lot of hot, greasy water.
Dating—of course—isn’t like that. You may have to deal with a mess, because you might not have perfectly clean hands—that’s how dirty and sticky guys are, I swear. But sometimes, you also have to clean up someone else’s mess, like, say, a drunken party that your friends had—and not your ideal party-night-out-with-friends kind of a mess either, but the kind of mess that haunts your couch for the rest of the night.
That’s why most guys have a serious, almost desperate need to «get a girl» they’ve known for all of.5 seconds. They probably only had one or two chances to impress her, and now it’s her turn to clean up the mess. But, unlike with a simple sponge, there’s not just a single mess you have to clean up. She has her own. It’s messy, and it’s sticky, and he’s probably going to have to go through a period of detoxing from the gumbo you two put on each other.
In order to reduce your own personal fear of, I’m guessing, coming across as a boor, you should want to clean up your own mess before you start scrubbing your partner’s knishes.
First dates can be awkward
I know all of you reading this article are hardcore BFFs, but most of you have almost-dates where you met a guy on a night out, got a little toasted, and took a call/text at 3 a.m. You didn’t think you’d see him again.
Well, you’ll have a long time to think about that in between dates and night-time flights. Between building a friendship, dropping your cell phone in a fire, and playing a game of «Where on Earth did we take that picture http://www.datingafter40.com/articles/how-to-use-travel-hookup-apps-after-40-best-tips-for-older-singles
Below, we break down some steps you can take to build up your confidence and prepare you for the crucial first dates of your life.
1) Drink plenty of water and eat a balanced diet
There’s nothing more romantic than a couple of glasses of wine or a snuggle with a bowl of ice cream on the couch after a hot day spent at the park. So, get ready to score some points at your first date if you’re having a cocktail—or a tall glass of iced tea or juice—to drink with your meal.
To become a better date and better competitor on the dating scene, you should try to eat a balanced diet of fruits, vegetables, protein, and carbs. According to research conducted at the University of North Carolina, getting more vegetables into your diet can increase your sex appeal. Other studies have found that people who eat more vegetables see their blood pressure and cholesterol levels drop, thereby lowering the risk of heart disease.
Meanwhile, according to Prevention magazine, fruits and veggies can fight stress, while certain fruits and veggies have also been found to boost your mood.
Now, if you’re intimidated to see what your date has ordered, you may want to stick to a lighter meal, like cereal with soy milk and banana or a glass of skim milk with an apple.
A slice of cheese and a salad won’t hurt, either.
2) Check your teeth
If you don’t have a mirror or mouth guard, why not stop in your dentist’s office and get one? Dental hygiene is important to the health of your teeth, gums, and mouth, and getting a custom-fit mouth guard can help protect your teeth from being cracked or chipped, which could lead to gum disease. But you don’t have to be squeamish to go to the dentist. According to the American Dental Association, «regular visits to your dentist can help identify potential problems before they become serious or even cause oral infections that could affect your overall health. They can also help you avoid problems that could damage your teeth or jaw. And while you may not think of your mouth as being part of your body, it’s important to keep it clean and healthy.»
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3) Brush your teeth
Brushing your teeth is one of the most effective ways to prevent tooth decay, gum disease, and even tooth loss. And if you’re going on a date with someone who isn’t sharing