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Pre-Date Rundown: Girls Edition

Get ready to go on a date during covid - inner monologues and breakdowns included.

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I went on a date recently and this is how I got (or at least tried to get) my shit together before we met up.

The night before:

The last-minute plans we decided to make mixed with the awkward, “You don’t have covid right?” was different in itself.

Since the pandemic started, this random question has been completely necessary to ask. The mere thought of possibly getting covid on a date with a stranger makes me almost cancel every time. In the end, he could be lying about his answer anyway (just my trust issues talking), so I’m constantly hoping the risk is worth the reward.

Definitely one of the major downsides to dating rn.

After our date night was all set up and any questions were out of the way, the waiting game began...

Basically, I was trying to forget about the fact that I had a date the next night so that I wouldn’t freak the fuck out. Anxious chills and nonstop thoughts about everything I had to do to get ready, broken up by mouthfuls of ice cream, were the basis of my night.

Anticipation is a real buzzkill.

This might (definitely) just be me winding myself up by overthinking a casual night out with a guy, but the night before is the worst.