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5 Mantras to Cure the First-Date Jitters

Having a case of the first-date jitters? The good news is it’s all in your head. No, really it is. All that negative talk swimming around in your brain is your worst enemy.

Don’t fret. We have a solution: Five mantras designed to take the fear out of dating. Scroll and repeat.

  • I am Enough 1 of 5
    I-am-Enough

    Your outfit is right on. Your hair is perfection. And you're even having a skinny day. Yet thoughts of lack keep running through your mind. But here's the truth: you are enough just the way you are. Nothing needs to change, except those not-so-great thoughts about yourself.

  • Enjoy the Moment 2 of 5
    enjoy the moment

    How many times have you been on a first date only to find yourself drifting to what your wedding with the stranger across the table might look like? Listen, we all do it. But the sad part is while your mind is running around in the future, you're missing out on what is happening right in front of you, at that very moment. And who knows? That moment might be pretty awesome. Enjoy it!

  • Listen and Learn 3 of 5
    Listen-and-learn

    You don't want to talk too much or talk too little. But you do want to listen a lot. You want to leave the date having a realistic observation of your date. If you're too busy judging his words or thinking about what happened in the car ride over, you're going to miss out on very valuable information. Let him show you who he is with his words. Listen and you will learn.

  • I’m Sexy and I Know It 4 of 5
    sexy

    The one accessory you don't want to leave home without is with a good sense of self. We've all heard it before: confidence is the sexiest thing you can wear.

  • The Universe Has My Back 5 of 5
    universe-has-my-back

    The date might be the best night of your night or it might be totally lame. Either way, you must remember that you deserve to find that partner that complements your spark. If this one didn't work out, it's only because the universe has something even better in store for you — something you could never arrange yourself. Promise.

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