Real Talk: How 20-Somethings Get Ready for a First Date

Dating can be tricky business. It’s a mixed bag of anxiety, fun, and endless questions—and that’s just once you get there. Behind the scenes, we’re all trying to decide the best way to be ourselves while simultaneously compelling someone to fall madly in love with us. Because the act of getting ready—especially for a date—is so personal, it got me thinking: How does one prepare for a night out with a potentially soon-to-be S.O.? I asked five 20-something women about their process before a night spent wooing (and getting wooed). What makeup do they wear? How long does it take them to get ready? What’s the main thought running through their minds?

Keep reading to find out.

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