There is no denying, first dates are nerve-wracking!
You’re hoping to make the right impression and the panic has started to set it. What to wear? Your favourite jumper that’s so old but oh so comfy (come on, we all have one), just won’t cut it!
But don’t worry, Allcures are here to save the day (or date) with our winning tips on how to prepare for your first Bristlr date:
Confirm your plans
First things first, you need to contact your date and confirm your plans.
Miscommunication could mean you turn up to the wrong venue, or have to awkwardly finish off the two glasses of wine you ordered for yourself and your no-show date. Don’t be that person!
Sending a simple message across Bristlr to confirm the location and time will ensure things run smoothly, and let your date know you’re still interested.
Take another look around their Bristlr profile
Give their Bristlr profile another look. This will make certain you remember their name and you can look out for a conversation piece to get your date started.
Do you both share common interests? Has your date been away for the weekend? Preparing some conversation starters can help to boost your confidence and avoid having to talk about the weather to fill those dreaded awkward silences.
We all know no one wants to talk about the weather!
If you’re a proud beard owner
The stress of shaving may be long gone, but grooming is still vitally important to impress your date. Your beard needs to look impressive; after all, Bristlr is all about connecting you with fellow beard lovers!
We recommend you give your beard a trim and maybe even get a fresh hair cut to ensure it looks sharp and clean. Beard oils will keep your beard looking healthy and smelling great. Take a look at Bristlr’s simple and inexpensive beard oil remedy that you can make yourself at home!
If you don’t have a beard
Feeling good is a much-needed confidence boost on a first date. So, spend a little extra time pampering yourself to ensure you look and feel your best.
Moisturising and exfoliating your skin will leave it looking fresh, rejuvenated and date-ready!
Pick out your favourite fragrance, and if you wear makeup add a splash of colour to your lips and cheeks.
If you’re feeling brave, try out a new hair style. Switching up your look can give you a confidence boost that is sure to charm your date.
Choose the right outfit
When it comes to choosing an outfit, we often face a dilemma. Is this outfit dressy enough? Is this too much? Many of us worry that our outfit choice could ruin our chances of a second date.
It is important to choose an outfit that will make you feel great, but provides comfort. Firstly, take the location of your date into consideration.
Are you going for a sophisticated dinner? If so, a smart shirt and trousers or a classy dress would be suitable. However, if the date is more casual, throw on your favourite top and jeans for style and comfort.
Accessorising with a statement item of jewellery or a stylish accessory will add the finishing touches to your outfit.
Don’t panic, you’re good to go!
Our most important tip is to remain calm; a date should be fun not stressful. Following Allcures simple tips will ensure you are fully prepared to wow your date with your confident attitude and/or jaw-dropping beard! Good luck and enjoy yourself!