First dates can be a huge source of anxiety. Even though dating is fun and exciting in theory, we often find ourselves feeling anxious about how a date will go and if the person will be a match.
This fear comes from a few things. The first is our desire to control—to know exactly how things are going to turn out. The second is our expectation about what the experience should be like. In our minds, it's only a good date if the other person is soul mate material. And the third is the undue pressure that we put on ourselves to "perform," resulting from our own insecurities and the feeling that we might not be enough on our own.
Here are a few techniques to help you move out of the fear and into the best possible date experience: