Dating is stressful at times, but changing how you think about it can help. If you have an awkward date, look at it as an opportunity to learn from the experience and do better next time. Instead of worrying about finding your perfect partner, focus on enjoying the moment and enjoying your date, even if it doesn’t turn into a serious relationship. If you still feel anxious, stop and think about what you’re worried about. For example, maybe you’re worried about repeating your bad dating experience in the past. If so, brainstorm ways you can avoid having the same problem again. Try doing some stress-relieving exercises before your next date. Meditate, do breathing exercises, or take a leisurely walk. Keep your dates fun and low-key so you can focus on having fun together. For example, take your date to a concert, to a dance lesson, or to the local mini-golf course.
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