I am often nervous when I go on a date with a man that I like. Call it butterflies, sweaty palms or anxiety, but it is all present and so very, well, nerve wracking! Just a few months ago I was en route to meet the Italian bartender and my heart began to race. And I didn’t even want a relationship with him!
So, why do we get so riled up when dating? It’s psychology, baby.
Neomam Studios created an infographic called ‘The Psychology of Dating’ that explores the reasons why we get nervous on dates, and how we can ease our dating anxiety. Because we are exposed to uncertainty and feel vulnerable when on a date, there is a primal feeling of danger. Our body gets ready to ‘fight or flight.’ The physical symptoms come along, like increased heart rate, sweating, and sometimes even the shakes. The shakes is so not sexy!
How can we ease our nerves? There are some things you can do pre-date, like exercise and sleep well. Check out the rest of the infographic for the studies results and how we can date with ease.