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Be Ready With These Date Night Essentials

What are date night essentials and why are they important? 

Many Kelleher International matchmaking clients admit being equally excited and nervous as chemistry builds with a new match. And one looming thought that comes up is, will this date night be the one where we finally have a sleepover?

If you’re not sure that an overnight date is on the horizon, it’s still a good idea to be prepared. The Kelleher matchmakers recommend carrying some date night essentials – just in case. 

“Be prepared, so you can show up with confidence and be in the moment, encourages Kelleher International CEO, Amber Kelleher-Andrews. ”Carry your date night essentials, but make sure you’re not overpacking and appearing presumptuous.”

Prepare a small pouch or dopp kit that can fit in your purse, ladies. And, guys, you can stash something similar in your glove box or briefcase if you’re going out right after work.

So what is this delicate balance of date night essentials?

Date Night Essentials

No matter if you’re a man or a woman, stay fresh and kissable by packing a travel size toothpaste, toothbrush, and dental floss. If you’re a fan of aluminum-free deodorants, you’re going to sweat. So you’ll also want a small pack of wet wipes and a mini-deodorant to freshen up on the fly.

Studies show that the better you smell, the more attractive you are to a potential partner. So pack a sampler of your favorite sexy scent. But, remember that a little goes a long way, so be careful not to overdo it.

A fresh set of undies is always a good idea. And because safe sex is everyone’s responsibility, condoms are an important addition to your date night essentials.  

Another sleepover staple is a pair of earplugs. You can’t know what to expect sleeping next to someone for the first time. In case they snore, emergency earplugs can make sure you still get your beauty rest.

Ladies, don’t forget about a hair tie or clip if you have long hair that tends to get in the way in intimate moments. And basic make-up essentials ensure you won’t wake up with raccoon eyes. Utilize a small pack of face wipes and a small travel container for moisturizer. A nice neutral lip gloss, eyeliner, and mascara will add just enough to avoid that “walk of shame” look the next day. And if you’re rocking sexy heels, add a comfy pair of flats to your date night essentials kit for the morning trip home.

Men, make sure you spend some time cleaning up any unwanted hair before your date. But still pack a fresh, sharp razor and travel-size shaving cream in case you need to smooth out the stubble for your partner. If you choose to keep a full beard, a good smelling beard oil is a nice touch.

Don’t let deciding when to become intimate with a developing love interest add unwanted pressure to your date night. Allow yourself to be prepared and then go with the flow. You’ll both know when the time is right.

Please share your favorite date night essentials with our Kelleher matchmaking community in the comments section below.