There is comfort in knowing that it will be short up front, and you will have far less dread or stress.And, if thing goes well, that short chunk of time can always be extended into dinner or something else.Should you decide that you want some new shoes or even a new outfit for your date, go for it. Don’t buy a pair of shoes or an outfit that isn’t “you.” And don’t get a brand new haircut.
You will be familiar with the table arrangements, the location and parking, the menu, and the people who will be waiting on you.
Going someplace new can add to your discomfort—you won’t know your way around and you’ll be distracted trying to familiarize yourself with the place.
If this is the short first date, choose a coffee shop, simple restaurant, or a small bar you already know.
First dates are stressful enough; but when you are an introvert, they can be panic-inducing.
You already don’t do well with meeting new people, but meeting someone you know will be “sizing you up” is definitely shallow breathing time.