How To Be Your Best Dating Self This Summer

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Just as quickly as it came, Iso-Dating is now basically a thing of the past here in Sydney, at least for now.

And whilst the awkward Zoom dates are now gone (thank goodness), what comes with it is a good, old fashioned ‘date’.

This somewhat foreign concept can be hard to feel good about after the craziness of pre-coid dating and then the hiatus for so long.

Real life dating often induces nerves  and anxiety which can override confidence.

Dating is scary. But it doesn’t have to be.

Here are some simple steps to put your best foot forward and kill the dating game this summer.

Smile, Smile, Smile.

It’s an age old tale, that’s been said a thousand times, but we will say it again. A smile is the most beautiful thing a person has to offer. A smile is a sign of confidence, happiness and kindness.

Entering into a date with a big, bright smile will undoubtedly create a good first impression and set the date off to a great start.

But sometimes it can be hard to be confident in your smile. This is where the Philips Zoom! Whitening Pen steps in to save the day.

Philips ZOOM! Whitening Pen

This little baby is a pen that packs a punch. It’s easy to use application means you can whiten your teeth easily at home. Simply use the applicator brush to spread the gel over your teeth to get a beautiful, bright smile.

It also has a minty scent which ensures fresh breath.

It is priced at just $27.50, which includes two pens that provide 30 applications each. It can only be bought through your dentist.

Erin Holland and her favourite teeth whitening product.

Philips recommends patients don’t eat or drink for 30 minutes after application to allow the Philips Zoom! Gel to be fully absorbed.

Hot Tip: If the date is going as you hoped, there may be a chance of a kiss at the end. In this case: do not panic. We’ve got you covered. The Burts Bee’s Pomegranate Lip Balm is the perfect combination of hydrating shine.

Its all in the eyes.

Another saying that has been preached time and time again is that the eyes are the window to the soul.

Eye contact is super important when on a date to not only connect with your date, but show that you are present and interested.

More importantly, when you smile your eyes are brought into the mix. The two go hand in hand and therefore your eyes need to shine.

A great way to accentuate your eyes is with lashes however, often they can be tricky to apply. OneFigure lashes takes the hard part out of the equation.

Their revolutionary concept of ‘magnetic lashes’ enlists a magnetic liquid liner that works in the way lash glue would. This sticks to the eyelashes, which have tiny magnetic strips attached, making application seamless. And they won’t fall off during the night!

Choose from an array of stunning lash options that are reusable and start at $24.99 that will make your eyes pop.

Confidence baby!

Confidence is one of the most attractive traits a person can have. Someone who is unapologetically confident will light up a room and certainly turn heads.

The same goes for dating. Going into a date confident will seriously wow your date.

So here are a few things you can do to be your most confident self:

  1. Wear a bangin’ outfit. Choose something you feel comfortable in, but also that really is ‘you’.
  2. Exercise. Exercise releases endorphins. Endorphins equals happiness and happiness equals confidence. Simple.
  3. Banish negative thoughts. There is absolutely no room for negative thoughts on a date. Goodbye.

You gotta talk the talk

There is nothing worse than going on a date and sitting in awkward silence.

Sometimes, you just need a few handy questions up your sleeve to get the conversation rolling.

Before you leave for your date, write a few conversation sparking questions in the notes of your phone for the instance conversation is lacking.


Running with the theme of confidence, a feminine scent is another confidence booster. Having a nice scent is a powerful element of attraction.

The best part? You get to curate your scent depending if you want to be sexy, sweet, mysterious, or all of the above.

Chanel Gabrielle is a stunning summer scent.

Scents can also be closely linked with memory, so its great if you want your date to remember your time together. Click here for more fragrance ideas.

Now go out and kill those dates, ladies!

Montana Crabb

Montana is a Law and Communication student with a passion for writing. She is a Bondi local so you can usually find her at a Bondi cafe, doing the coastal walk or you guessed it, at the beach.

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