First or second dates can be fun but also stressful — especially if you like the person! You want to look cool, say and do the right things, and ultimately impress the person you’re with. While it’s hard to control everything in certain scenarios (like a bar that’s so crowded you can barely hear each other or a thunderstorm in the middle of a nice walk in the park), one thing you can definitely prepare for — and fix — is gas.
Feeling that familiar stomach bloat in the middle of an awesome date is never fun, but you don’t have to let it derail the entire day or evening. Here’s how to fix your gas quickly, and discreetly, so you worry about less-stressful things, like how to pronounce that fancy French menu item!
How to Fix Gas Fast (So You Can Enjoy Your Date)
Bring Gas-X with you
This is a no-brainer! Every Gas-X product contains the No. 1 doctor-recommended ingredient for fast gas relief among OTC brands, which means no matter what you choose, it’ll start fighting your gas and bloating fast! And its Extra Strength Chewables come in some pretty tasty flavors, making them discreet and easy to take, no matter where you are.
Take a short bathroom break
Getting a little bit of movement can help with gas, so if you start to feel those familiar gas pains and there’s no avoiding the inevitable, don’t be afraid to excuse yourself to the bathroom.
Avoid the fizz
Whether you’re enjoying cocktails or mocktails on your date, make sure you avoid anything that incorporates carbonation, as it’s a sneaky gas trigger.
Mind those manners
As if you needed another reason to be on your best behavior on a date! Eating too fast and eating too much can both cause gas, so if you’re enjoying a romantic restaurant rendezvous, take your time with your food.
Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate!
Drinking lots of water may help with gas if you feel it start to bubble up. Plus, if you’re at a bar, drinking water will keep you from imbibing just a little more than you probably should!
Sometimes, passing gas in front of other people is unavoidable. After all, it’s a completely natural process, and everyone does it! If an accident does happen in front of your date, the best thing you can do is shake it off, laugh it off, and stay focused on the other person. If they’re really the right one, they’ll be ready to laugh it off with you!