If I hear one more time that “I felt so comfortable on this first date…I didn’t have any anxiety at all…”
Then I’m going to tell you that you just dated the same type of man or woman you’ve always dated. And since you are still dating and still dating the same type of person, this one is not going to work out either.
First date jitters are good! You should be jittery, have butterflies in your stomach, and have sweaty palms for a first date. You are about to meet a new person whom God has created. A new person who has drawn your interest probably because he/she is worth that interest. This is exciting. This is being vulnerable. This requires bravery. You should be jittery!
You should be jittery for several dates worth. Because hopefully you are on this journey of discovering who this new person is—and discovering who you are in the process. This is exciting. This is being vulnerable. This requires bravery. Being jittery should be embraced for as long as you can—because you are being discovered in the process.
If you don’t have first date jitters then you have either dated the same kind of person yet once again or you have chosen to live numb. Both are not good.
Be brave with your jitters.
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