First dates can be pretty intimidating. From finding the right venue to picking the right outfit, we quickly become a bundle of nerves getting ready for the big night. However, between all of the fussing, sweating and worrying, have you given any thought to the state of your car?
If you’re the designated driver for the date, you should ensure that your ride is prepared for a night on the town with that special someone, especially if you plan to score a second date.
Here are a few must-haves for your vehicle to ensure that your ride with that sweet guy or girl is nothing short of perfect.
First impressions matter big time and picking your date up in a dirty car is definitely a no-no. Also, don’t forget about the inside! Ensure to clean the interior of your vehicle too. We’re sure you don’t want your date’s first thought to be “This person is messy.” So, grab those food wrappers and shoes and put your vacuum to use.
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Before you jump into your car to pick up your date, do a scent check. How your car smells also affects your first impression. No one wants to sit in a car that doesn’t smell right, especially if it’s for a long drive.
Full tank of gas
This a BIG must-have. Make a quick to stop at a gas station so that you’re fully prepared for the night ahead. Your date might not appreciate having to get out and push your car with you to the nearest gas station because you didn’t put gas in your tank. #Awkward
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A playlist that rivals all others
We all know just how important music is in setting the mood. It easily calms the soul, and it helps to fill the silence coming from your nervousness. Now, the key to preparing a first date playlist is ensuring that it doesn’t only include music you like but it also has songs your date likes. So be sure to get an idea, beforehand, of the kind of music your date prefers so that you can create a playlist that works for both of you.
Note: This will show your date that you’ve been paying attention to them and the things they like.
It doesn’t hurt to be extra prepared, so stashing a few essentials in your glove box is definitely a good move. These may include gum, deodorant/body spray and lip balm/gloss. Not only will these be easily accessible for you to freshen up but it will also help to give you peace of mind, knowing that you have them, just in case you need them.
Now, you little lovebird, go on and enjoy your first date with your special someone!