Nervous about your first date? Worry not, we got it all covered for you. Knowing your dos and don’ts keeps you a tab bit ahead of the whole game. These are the golden rules that can never fail you. So keep your head calm and let these 10 pointers work their magic for you:
1. The Outfit
Always, dress your shape. Remember, pick up the most body flattering outfit from your wardrobe and then don’t think twice about it. You cannot afford to look bloated or skimpy, hence, make sure you wear something that shows the best of you and fits you well.
2. A Neat Hairdo
You might love your unruly bangs and out-of-bed hair but they might not go down too well with your lady who’s probably just spent the whole day grooming herself for the date. Our advice: get a neat hairdo; you never go wrong with it.
3. Shower, Shower!
Avoid going on your first date feeling sticky and sweaty after a long day at work. Go home, take a shower and freshen yourself up. It will calm those nerves, get you up and pumping and smell great.
4. Check Your Breath
Bad breath is one of the biggest turn-offs for women. Brush your teeth once more, carry some mouth cleanser or chew on some mint before you head out to play the big game.
5. Choose your Scent Wisely
You don’t want her to get heady with all that cologne. You want her to want you. So before you decide to splash an entire bottle of your favorite scent, pause for a minute and think it out. We recommend you go for something subtle yet refreshing.
6. Just One Accessory
The first date can intimidate the best of us. It can make you want to wear everything good that you have in your wardrobe. But hold on. Avoid going crazy with the accessories. Pick one, a vintage watch or a smart pair of cufflinks and make a mark. Or even some classy eye-gear could do the job.
7. Keep It Simple
Ha! How many times have you heard these words? But they work! And that’s exactly why you should remember them. Be you. Be bold. But keep it simple. Period. Don’t overdress.
8. Know Your Shoes
Your shoes are your signature. They complete your outfit and give you a feeling of wholeness. They are also the first thing the female species takes into consideration while they are judging you. Keep your best pair for your first date. No sports shoes please.
9. Tidy Up Your Nails
Uncut, dirty nails are one of the biggest date disasters. She is bound to glance at your hands during conversation, and you don’t want to gross her out in the beginning itself. If you want to get some pampering, get a manicure. It doesn’t make you any less manly, trust us on this.
10. Care for the Details
It’s the little things that make a huge difference. Your clothes being ironed, nose hair trimmed, your hair sitting neatly, your sweat areas well fragranced, your hands clean and tidy; all these can make or break an impression. So as you finish, make sure the details are cared for.