If it has been a while since the last time you went on a first date with someone, then you could probably use some help getting back in the shape. Now, we all know that senior dating can be quite overwhelming, but you can prepare for your big date rather easily if you follow these guidelines.
Find a way to unwind
Dating can be stressful, so you need to find a way to relax and think positively. Therefore, focus on yourself and your inner peace an hour or two before you go out instead of thinking about how your date will go. Do whatever makes you happy, whether it is watching a comedy, looking at funny YouTube videos, listening to your favorite music or reading a good book. It will put you in a good mood and you will show up on a date with a big smile on your face. What is more attractive than that?
Shower and dress up
Take a quick shower (or a long bath if you prefer), put on a deodorant and your favorite perfume, dress for success and make sure your hair is on point. It is smart to know where you are going in advance because it will allow you to choose an appropriate attire. You don’t want to end up on a golf course in high heels, do you?
Do a little research
You probably don’t want to face the awkward silence on your first date, so prepare some conversation starters in advance in order to avoid it. Your date’s online dating profile or social media accounts can help you with that. Just check them out and try to find out what your date’s interests are. That way, you will know whether mentioning books, movies or maybe pets will get the conversation going.
Don’t forget your wallet
It doesn’t matter whether you are a man or a woman, bring money so that you can pay for dinner, or at least your share of the bill. Assuming that your date will pay for everything can cause an awkward situation, so it’s best you have either a credit card or enough cash with you.