Dating is always a rollercoaster – you get those new butterflies in your stomach, and the feeling of excitement is equal to the nerve-wracking fears running through your brain at a mile a minute. You have to balance the awkwardness of meeting a stranger that you might potentially sleep with, while acting totally normal and not stressed out at all. Here are some first date struggles we can all relate to.
1. Not knowing what to wear, too fancy or not fancy enough? Too sexy or too innocent? Unlimited options and you don’t listen to your friends about any of them.
2. Should you shave your legs or not? You weren’t planning on going all the way, but what if you’re making out and things get a little heated, or what if you wear a skirt and he brushes against your stubble?!
3. Trying to walk the line between small talk and actually finding out more about each other. Veer away from politics and family illness history, but hopefully this also isn’t a two hour conversation about the weather that feels like pulling teeth.
4. Having the pressure put on you regarding the night’s plans is the worst. Are you in a Netflix and chill mood, and will he take that as another sign? Is a fancy restaurant putting too much pressure on him to pay? What to do?!