You met on a dating app. Bantered. Found out you share a love for Shawshank and Shiraz (#meanttobetogether!!). You decided to meet in person on Thursday (you made this decision on Monday, when you felt totally cool and confident). But now it’s Thursday afternoon and you can feel the anxiety settling in hard. A mix of nerves and excitement kept you up last night.
What if they don’t like me? Do I actually look like myself in my pictures? What should I wear?
By the time 3am rolled around, these thoughts got louder. I’m going to have dark circles under my eyes! I’m going to be so tired — I won’t be on my A-game!
So by now you’re on your fourth coffee of the day and are considering telling your date you think you’re “coming down with something.” Ultimately, it’s your call, but give these strategies a try before you send that text.