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|Sam Stieler • 7/22/12|
Going on a first date with a man you really like can be pretty nerve-racking. Not only are you going to worry about those largely uncontrollable elements of your first date (whether you two will share good conversation, whether you’re compatible, whether things will go the way you want them to), you will also find yourself stressing out endlessly about all those little things you do have control of.
And few of these controllable elements are going to cause you more stress than what you’re going to wear on your first date. Well, if you keep the following points in mind, you will always look appropriate and feel confident on all of your first dates.
Instead of taking care of these big grooming actions the day of your date, get them done a couple days ahead of time so they look their best right in time for your date with a new guy.
“You will botch any chance you have with your
date if you’re constantly adjusting your clothes.”
Shower and style your hair right before your date. Brush your teeth and eat a mint right before your date. Put on deodorant and cologne right before your date.
All of these little grooming actions wear off in a short period of time, which means if you performed them first thing in the morning, they will wear off just before you grab after-work drinks with your date.
Wear a look composed of clothes similar to what you were wearing the first time you met your date. The very fact you’re on a first date with him proves he found the way you normally dress attractive, or at the least attractive enough to peak his interest.
Is it possible he would find you more attractive if you dressed another way? Sure, it’s possible, but rather than rolling the dice, stick with what you know works.
How you dress on your first date has more to do with how those clothes make you feel, and less to do with how those clothes make you look.
No matter how good you look on a date, you will botch any chance you have with your date if you’re constantly fidgeting, adjusting your clothes or feeling self-conscious.
Because ultimately, even with men being highly visual creatures, no man is going to feel great on a date with you if you seem to be having a very bad time due to making a couple unfortunate wardrobe choices.