The Car Does Make The Man

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The Car DOES Make the Man

David Wygant

Written by: David Wygant

David Wygant

David Wygant is an internationally-renowned dating and relationship coach, author and speaker. To find out more about David and all of his dating and relationship-building products, visit

Edited by: Lillian Castro

Lillian Castro

Lillian Guevara-Castro brings more than 30 years of journalism experience to ensure DatingAdvice articles have been edited for overall clarity, accuracy, and reader engagement. She has worked at The Atlanta Journal and Constitution, The Gwinnett Daily News, and The Gainesville Sun covering lifestyle topics.

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I hear it all of the time. It’s a question I get asked a lot. It goes something like this:

“Client: David, how important is a car for meeting women?

Me: . . .”

Well, firstly, you need a car to get around. You don’t want to pick a woman up on your bicycle.

You certainly don’t want to drive around in your moped and pick her up.

So a car is important. I’d call it one of your biggest assets in your dating life, but there are a lot of misconceptions about cars.

Does the car have to be a great car in order to impress a woman? A lot of guys just don’t have the money to buy a really sweet ride.

Sure, deep down, every guy would love to be driving a Porsche or a BMW or an Audi. But a lot of guys out there are driving Toyotas and Hondas.

Here’s the deal:

It’s not the type of car that’s going to impress a woman. It’s the condition of the car that’s going to impress them.

When you go out on a date and you pick a woman up, you don’t want to be throwing things from the front seat to the back seat so she has a clean spot she can sit in.

You want your car to state you’re actually a well-kept man.

Your car should be clean whenever you pick a woman up on a date — the outside and the inside should be immaculate.

Your car should be free of any stank: no spilled beer, dog vomit or anything else that may turn her off instantly.

Your car needs to state the fact you’re a man who’s in control of your life.

“It gives her an impression of how you take

care of the things that are around you.”

It doesn’t matter what you drive.

It doesn’t matter if you’re driving a 2012 Audi or a 2000 Honda.

As long as that car is in great condition inside and out, clean and inviting, the woman is going to respect you.

A car is just a tool to get you around, but in the dating world, it’s the first impression a woman’s going to have of you.

So if you’re driving a Camry and the Camry is clean, it might impress her more than the guy that’s got the Audi that has stuff piled up in the back.

It’s all about how you take care of your things. It gives her an impression of who you are as a man and how you take care of the things that are around you.

The same goes for your house, but that will be another article for another day.

What does your car say about the kind of man you are?