Getting Over the First Date Jitters

(OnDating) In this episode of OnDating, Andrea Syrtash talks about several ways to get over the first date jitters.

You’ve met someone online and the two of you have agreed to go out on a first date. However, your nerves kick in and you start to have the jitters – you’re sweating, you have a dry mouth, and you’re overall nervous. Syrtash reminds you that dating is fun and provides five tips (we’ve listed them after the video).

Here is Andrea Syrtash on First Date Jitters…

Here’s a recap of Andrea’s five tips for getting over First Date Jitters:

1) Be curious – ask questions to get your date talking.

2) Do an activity instead of dinner.

3) Find common ground. Talk about what things you have in common.

4) Bring out your passion.

5) Remember that it’s just a date.

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  1. As a dating coach (for men) I´d like to give my 2 cents about the first date jitters.

    It´s true what they say: good preparation is half the work done.

    So, I always tell my fans and customers to prepare for a date. The best advice I can give them is: get in the mood.

    Call one of your best friends, someone you always have fun with, and talk to them for a couple minutes on the phone.

    Listen to your favorite music, watch your favorite show, etc. and enjoy!


    You´ll be more happy, more open, more social, and more talkative on the date and that seriously helps your chances. You´ll feel a lot less nervous because you relaxed BEFORE the date and go on one all relaxed and happy.

    To More Dating Success,

    Dennis Miedema
    Win With Women

  2. I think lines 3 and 5 are the most important things to observe on a date. Even the number 2. Having dinner locks you up in one place, you need to sit, whereas with a random activity, you can do anything and you really share something. That leads you to point 3 : it makes common ground.

  3. “Remember it’s just a date” is a great tip all people should keep in when out on a date. If you get the jitters, then “just fake it til you make it” as the saying goes.

    When I usually take girls on date is that I incorporate a little bit of all of them, but usually there isn’t much talking as 1, because I never take girls on dinner date, I always take them where there is more thrill and things to do to stimulate the emotion of thrill than the mind of talking. As 3, I bring out my passion by going to the beach because surfing is my hobby and greatest passion,

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