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Why Do We Get Nervous on a Date? It’s Psychology, Baby

Why We Get Nervous on Dates

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Why Do We Get Nervous on a Date? It’s Psychology, Baby

Have you ever been nervous when on a date? An inforgraphic tell us that it’s all in psychology. Also, tips on how to ease your anxiety when dating.

Psychology of Dating NervesFirst date jitters are all in the mind – literally!

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!

[ALSO READ: Posting Couple-y Photos on Facebook Does a Relationship Good]

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.

Psychology of Dating and Nerves Inforgraph

How do you battle nerves when dating? Share your thoughts!


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Sujeiry is a natural storyteller, dynamic radio show host and the proud CEO of LoveSujeiry.com. She's been at this digital media and content creation game for 15 plus years and pours her heart and soul onto LoveSujeiry.com - the only site for Latinas on all things love. After realizing there was a void in the love/relationship Latina media market, she took matters into her own hands and became the go-to sex and relationship expert on Latinx platforms. The former sex and relationship expert on Latina.com works diligently and passionately to encourage women of color to be their authentic selves as they navigate all things love.

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