Simple Ways To Beat Your First Date Nerves
Monday, October 14th, 2019
Sweaty palms? Restless legs? Heart racing? You’ve got a classic case of first date nerves. We don’t blame you; after a few weeks of intense online messaging on our rural dating site you’re ready to meet your country match for the first time. Even though you’ve got a for the outdoors and rural life in common, meeting someone new in a date scenario is always going to be a little nerve-wracking. Follow these Muddy Matches tips to help you relax, calm down and enjoy your first farmers date. Who knows? You may be one date away from love in the countryside.
Give yourself time
Give yourself enough time to get ready. There’s nothing like rushing around at the last minute to make you feel flustered and unnerved. Take your time, enjoy the process of getting ready and focus on yourself.
Practising a little bit of meditation is a sure-fire way to calm your nerves, ground yourself and stop your thoughts from racing. Find a quiet place, turn off any distractions and get comfy. Then spend a few minutes concentrating on your breath flowing in and out of your body. Breathe in for a count of five, hold it for two counts, then exhale for five counts. Magic.
It’s all in the planning
Plan your journey to your country date in advance and leave plenty of time to get there – including delays (those pesky tractors, eh…) – so that you appear cool, calm and collected when you meet your rural date.
Wear your lucky pants (or socks)
… or lucky socks – it’s up to you! Whatever your talisman is for dating, wearing it will help you relax and feel confident, letting you show off your best country loving self.
Preen + prep
It’s common knowledge that looking your best will help you to feel your best, giving you confidence, making you attractive and happy. Focus on yourself before the date – rather than worrying about how things might go – for a boost of confidence.
Know what they look like
Nervous about turning up and getting tongue-tied or, even worse, not recognising your date? Log in to Muddy Matches, our rural dating site, to refresh your memory about your country date’s interests, passions and hobbies, as well as reminding yourself how they look.
Take your mind off it
Over-thinking things about your upcoming farmer date will not help. If you’re prone to worrying and getting anxious then take yourself off for some you-time. Whether that’s walking on your land, indulging in a podcast or TV programme, or just doing a spot of cooking, concentrating on something different can be a fantastic way to calm your nerves and relax before it’s time for your country date.
We hope you have an incredible first date! If you’re still on the look out for your Muddy Ever After then remember we have over 250,000 singles on our country dating books, all looking for more than just a roll in the hay.