4 First Date Must-Haves Not In Your Purse Right Now

When embarking on a date, it’s always wise to bring along a few essentials. Every woman needs a first date survival kit; that is, a kit that will help you get through the date with ease and grace.

Here are 4 essentials that need to be in your kit today and that is likely missing from your purse right now. Some may be common sense items, but you wouldn’t believe what people forget when under pressure.


Essential #1 – Makeup

Closeup portrait of a woman applying dry cosmetic tonal foundation on the face using makeup brush.

Always keep a spare lipstick or eye shadow on deck. All it takes is one rub of the eye or drink from a cup to undo all of your earlier preparations. Having a compact on hand for quick touch ups is never a bad idea, especially if your date turns into an all-nighter. Check please!

Essential #2 – Breath Freshener


This can be a mint, Listerine strips or a tiny toothbrush. Anything you use should be compact, quick and easy to use. Pop a mint in your mouth just before your arrival, or make a quick b-line to the bathroom after a meal. Either way, your date won’t be caught off guard by your offensive breath. Horray for you!

Essential #3 – Hair Tie/Pony Tail Holder


Excellent for a quick hairstyle change based on your date plans. Anything can happen, so always come prepared. Heading the club after dinner? No problem! Your hair tie comes in handy when the sweat starts dripping down your neck after an all night dance-a-thon.

Essential #4 – Condom

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While I do not agree that a first date is the appropriate time for “sexy time,” but things do happen. That is why it’s always a great idea to bring your own condom; one you know and trust to be reliable.

Purchase the Date Squared’s new First Date Survival Kit + Guide curated by celebrity matchmaker and dating expert, Jasmine Diaz at datesquared.com/survival-kit.

Jasmine Diaz

Dating Strategist & Blogger, VeryUnmarried

Jasmine Diaz is a celebrity matchmaker and dating strategist with over 15 years experience helping singles nationwide. She has been featured in Huffington Post, NY Post, Marie Claire, Men's Fitness, Brides, Refinery 29, Yahoo!, MTV, OWN, Bravo, VH1, ESSENCE, Ebony and Latina Magazines.

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