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These first-date jitter remedies are foolproof

Everyone deals with anxiety once in awhile, but first-date jitters are an *entirely* different ball game. We all know it's easier to have a good time when you're relaxed, but it's not always easy to get in that mellow state of mind. Luckily, you're not alone. Chances are your date is just as nervous as you! We've rounded up some of the easiest ways to prepare for your special night in no time. For the *best* stress-free date hacks, read on.

Get fashion advice
Asking friends for fashion advice can be a life-saver, and will likely lead to the perf outfit. Send pictures of possible outfits, accessories or makeup to your pals. They know you better than anyone, and getting a second opinion will give you the confidence boost you need before your big night. 

Make a killer playlist
We all have songs that get us pumped, so creating the perfect playlist can make or break your day. Choose songs that make you feel powerful, confident and excited.

Go somewhere familiar 
Atmosphere is everything, so go somewhere you'll be comfortable. Don't feel obligated to go to a fancy restaurant. You can have a fun, meaningful conversation at your favorite diner or ice cream shop.

Practice
It may feel silly, but practicing asking and answering typical first-date questions with a friend or in the mirror will ease your nerves *and* help you prepare. Think of some funny anecdotes you might share. Come up with unique questions—you never know what fun and exciting convos they may lead to!

Go easy on yourself
Don't get too worked up if things don't go as planned. The whole point of a first date is to see if you'd be compatible as a couple. Chances are, you're not the only one who is nervous. Keep an open mind and, most importantly, have fun!

Have you ever had first date jitters? Let us know how you dealt with it in the comments! 

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by Julia Bonney | 4/8/2017
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