Getting ready to go out on a date is a very exciting time, but it can also be a little nerve-wracking. You want to make sure that you feel confident and secure in yourself before you go out on a date, so that you can make the most of the experience. But how can you avoid undermining your confidence?
Selflessness is a key principle
Developing a healthy sense of selflessness is an important aspect of being confident. Selflessness is the ability to sacrifice yourself for the benefit of another person. It allows you to feel a sense of fulfillment and purpose. You can use this selflessness to enhance confidence in other areas.
Being confident is not always easy. Even the most confident men have areas that need work. If you feel like your confidence isn’t where you want it to be, it’s time to start working on it. There are many things you can do to enhance your confidence.
When you’re confident, you don’t sell yourself short in relationships. You know your limits and when to ask for help. You don’t blame others for your emotional struggles and you don’t sell yourself short in work or in life. You know when you need to change things and you know when you need to stick with what you know. You are not afraid to test new ideas and you are not afraid to accept things that you can’t change.
Avoid embarrassing yourself in front of women
Embarrassment is no laughing matter, but there are ways to minimize its impact on your social life and happiness quotient. And while you’re at it, why not consider a little help from a professional? After all, there are enough insecurities to go around, right?
The best way to go about this is to start with a healthy dose of reassurance, from your friends, family and colleagues. This could be as simple as a few minutes on the phone, or even a short session with your doctor. You may even find that a few days off the clock will do wonders for your health. And who knows, you may end up with a better social life in the process. The more you prepare, the better off you’ll be.
The one-two punch of a healthy diet, regular exercise and a good night’s sleep will go a long way towards helping you maintain your sanity, while a few nifty tips and tricks will ensure you get the most out of your time together.
Dependence on others
Several different theoretical perspectives have suggested that self-esteem plays a role in shaping interpersonal behavior. This includes the sociometer theory which suggests that self-esteem helps to monitor the value of relationships. The risk-regulation model, by contrast, considers the role of self-esteem in risk-taking behaviors.
A recent study by Murray and colleagues (2006) has explored the relationship between self-esteem and risk-taking behaviors. They found that low self-esteem is associated with a reduced tendency to promote intimacy. The results of study suggest that self-esteem interacts with relational self-construal to moderate the relationship between self-esteem and risky behaviors. Specifically, study participants who were low in relational self-construal were less likely to engage in behaviors that risked rejection. Similarly, study participants who were high in relational self-construal were more likely to engage in behaviors that increase interdependence.
Underestimating the person you are with
Getting a partner is no small feat, but it isn’t as bad as it sounds. The trick is making sure you have a solid game plan in place so you don’t get suckered into a bad one. It also helps to have a friend in high places to turn to for a shoulder rub, especially if you are in a relationship where a lot of the fun is getting out of the house. You’ll also find that the person you’re dating isn’t afraid to tell you the truth. Having said that, it’s still a good idea to have a little fun when it comes to the ladies. If you can do that, you’ll be on the right track. The old saying goes, “you get what you give” – or in more modern terms, “you get what you pay for”. After all, you don’t want to pay for anything you don’t need. You’ll also want to pay for the right things at the right time, or you’ll be regretting it.