1. Aim Low
The Dodgeball motto really applies here. Just like the college admissions game, set your expectations remarkably low. This way, any and all positive outcomes are pleasant surprises. Anticipate the worst ensures that you end up with, if not the best, something better.
2. Schedule The Date At A Time That Doesn’t Allow You To Get Nervous
If you’re meeting up right after an evening class/work, you’re not gonna have time to sit in your apartment for 3 hours, lamenting the fact that you’ll never be able to find somebody. Being occupied is the best way to quash nerves.
3. Pretend You’re Going With A Friend
Trick yourself into thinking that you’re just meeting up with a friend. Pressure is completely gone, and now it’s just a nice excuse to experience some ambience.