The glow of beauty within starts with self-confidence, and if you’re planning to say “I love you” this Valentine’s Day, confidence is key. But we all know that saying those three little words is not always so easy, and, in fact, may be harder for woman than for men. According to the SCOPE Mouthwash Socially Courageous Survey, when it comes to different stages in relationships, 32% of women find that saying “I love you” first takes the most courage. On the other hand, 29% of men say it’s asking for the first date that takes the most courage.
As for social situations, 39% of the survey participants felt that dancing is the most awkward thing to do in a social setting, followed by making small talk (32%), so if you’re thinking of going on a romantic date this 14th, make it with someone you’re comfortable with to avoid those first-date convo jitters. Or make the best of any situation and take a few dancing lessons to really wow your date.
And remember; don’t let social media stunt your conversation style. 61% of survey participants feel it is important to share personal news with friends or family even if they’ve posted it on their social media sites. And on the flipside, 42% of people act like they’ve never heard the news via social media sites so they can have more to talk about when they see their friends in person. So go ahead and turn off your smart phone or log off Facebook once in a while and spend one-on-one time with your significant other.
No matter what you’re planning on doing this Valentine’s Day, do it with all the confidence you can muster. If you feel and act confident, you’ll feel more at ease and have fun doing whatever special event you have planned—even if it is dancing!