Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the dynamics of the dating world changed dramatically. From virtual dates to long-distance relationships, 2020 had it all. And now that everything is going back to normal, you might want to take your date for a candlelight dinner and enjoy some quality time with your partner.
But are you all set to be your best self in front of your date? Honestly, there is something attractive about well-prepared men who consider every single detail for their date. So, here are some pre-date rituals for guys to ensure that they are mentally and physically prepared for their big date. And yes, it goes beyond taking a shower and slapping on a deodorant.
- Plan each and every detail
Picking up a venue and deciding the time for your date isn’t everything you need to plan your date. It’s okay to get carried away with the excitement to meet your partner after so long, but don’t let it ruin your plans. You need to look at each detail to ensure that everything goes smoothly on your big night. Otherwise, it’s going to be really embarrassing if you show up unprepared.
For this, you need to double-check your restaurant reservations. You should have the address of your partner and the venue in advance to steer clear of any confusions. To simplify things, you can pre-decide what meals you will have to not spend your time blankly staring at the menu. If you plan to watch a movie or a show, don’t wait until the last minute to get the tickets.
Also, if it is a house date, make sure that your place doesn’t look like a bachelor pad. From bathroom and kitchen to bedroom and living room, clean up everything before you bring your date. Cook or order delicious food, add some scented candles, play some good music, and you are all done with the perfect date setup.
- Spruce up your fashion game
Always dress to impress, but don’t hide your authentic self. You need to know that dressing up for each other is the most important part of the dating game. It sparks your love life and makes your partner feel attracted to you. So, make sure that you bring up your A-game to date night. Take a good look at your wardrobe and pick something that shows your personality and makes you feel comfortable.
And let’s be honest, nothing feels quite as good as wearing new clothes. So, use that to stay confident for your date. You wouldn’t like to be in a suit if you plan to have your date on the beach. Instead, a printed Hawian shirt and easy-breezy pants might make you feel a lot more comfortable. Suppose you want to keep up with your casual look. In that case, you can follow the Mauritius Fashion style that allows you to be your authentic self in the best way possible. For this, you can pick a cool t-shirt or a hoodie and pair it with your brand new joggers, and shoes. Lastly, if you are going old-school with a traditional candlelight dinner, a crisp shirt paired with a blazer and fitted pants is the right choice for the date. The idea is to create an impression that you really put a lot of effort into looking your best for your partner.
- Take a mental walkthrough of the date.
When you desire something badly enough, the entire universe conspires to give what you wish for. –Alchemist. Even studies show that imagining yourself succeeding in a high-pressure situation is more likely for you to get what you want. Believe it or not, but the same logic applies to your big date. It is essential to take a mental walkthrough of your date beforehand to have an idea about what exactly is going to happen.
Make sure you imagine everything. From the moment you step out of your place to returning home, you should have a rough layout of your date in your mind. You need to imagine the most charismatic version of yourself and the date. Think about how and on what romantic topics you guys will be talking about. Or how you are going to use your charm to impress your partner. Do this repeatedly, and it would be a bit tough for the evening to go any other way. Taking a mental run-through of your special evening will also prepare your mind to plan what to do next.
- Go for a mini-workout session.
Of all the days, the day of your date is not the perfect time to skip your workout session. You spent so much time and effort planning your perfect date, and the last thing you need is to show up nervously. Before their dates, guys who go for a workout session tend to feel much more confident and relaxed.
A few cardio exercises and a mini weightlifting session can help you get pumped up for your special day. In fact, an exercising session helps to calm your nerves down and relieve stress. The more you work out, the less anxious you are going to feel. If you have no time to go to the gym, you can also go for a quick run to get rid of all that nervous energy that could ruin your special evening. Also, make sure to keep it crisp because you need appropriate time to groom yourself. You wouldn’t want to be late for the date you’ve been looking forward to.
Even if you’ve tried your outfit and looked several times in the mirror, don’t forget to take one final look before leaving for the date. From head to toe, take a good look at your outfit, posture and facial expressions for one last time. It will help you examine your overall appearance and make some last-minute fixes. And once you feel you are all ready to meet your partner, take a deep breath, get some flowers and show up on your date’s doorstep like a perfect gentleman.