Preparing for Your First Date: A Guide for Men

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Ever since the beginning of civilization, dating and courting have been ingrained in much of society. For a lot of men, being able to win over the woman of their dreams is like fulfilling your role: it’s a dream come true. Of course, we’re not saying that it’s the be-all-end-all, and you should be contented with what you’re doing.

Even if you’re an office worker, someone working in construction, or getting your green thumbs working in the field, your partner would appreciate it if you’re preparing and grooming up for the date.

So how do you prepare yourself both mentally and physically?

Groom Yourself

It is the most crucial part of preparing for your date. Nobody wants to go to their date with pyjamas on. Studies show that well-groomed men will have 37% more matches than those who do not care about their hygiene. But this shouldn’t be a surprise, since this shows that you’re putting a lot of effort into the other person.

Sometimes, the whole preparation process might a few months to years, if you include working out and fixing up your teeth, of course. But even if it does take a while, patience is still a virtue, and you’ll know style soon enough.

Hit the Gym

Contrary to what most people think, physical attraction does matter, and it will determine your success with your date. You’ll need to exercise to get yourself in good shape and form. Most people will usually play sports as a way of getting in shape while still having fun. You don’t necessarily need to have abs, especially since most women just want a guy with a broader body (which is quite average). As long as you’re hitting the gym and putting some effort into yourself, you’re in the right spot.

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Dress Sharp

Of course, there are things in life that we can’t control, such as whether the other person will like our personality or will find is attractive. If your workout routine is not cutting it, it’s best to use a suitable outfit as leverage. What you’ll be wearing will usually cover 80% to 90% of your body. That means that even though you don’t necessarily work out that much, you can still use clothing to show all your excellent features while minimizing the least attractive features you have.

Go to the Dentist

Let’s face it: every lady (or gentleman) out there likes a man with a pleasant smile. Having a good set of teeth means that you’re prioritizing your hygiene and health. So as early as now, you should get yourself some dental braces to straighten out those teeth, have your teeth cleaned, or get them whitened. Once you’re on your date and you’re looking fresh as ever with that gleaming smile, your date should be falling head-over-heels for you.

Some Good Cologne

Our sense of smell is known for being linked to our most primal drives. Having the right cologne for a date will usually pay off well, but this will ultimately be determined by But contrary to what most people think, there is no magical cologne in the market that will make your partner fall for you. All is fair in love and war.

Sometimes, the best way to groom yourself is not to be too conscious of your image. Most people have their own unique style, and it’s best to start working from there. Although you’re trying to impress your date, it’s best to keep in mind that you shouldn’t let it define your identity; just be yourself!

Mental Preparation

Get Yourself in the Mood — Don’t take things too seriously. Dating is supposed to be a fun process, and you’re sizing up your partner by getting to know them. There’s still no commitment, so just go easy on the brakes. It’s a date, not a board meeting with executives.

Rejection is Part of It — A lot of times, men aren’t able to take rejection, and most will think of it as an insult. That usually stems from insecurity. When going on a date, try not to have any expectations. If things go well, good on you! If things don’t go well, don’t beat yourself up about it.

Your first date with your partner is just like getting into a less-serious and more casual interview. Both parties should be having a good time instead of taking things too seriously. Still, dressing sharp and having a good sense of humour will help you get to the next base in the relationship.

A date is just a date, and you’re supposed to have fun with your partner. Don’t take it too seriously; the last thing that you want is being anxious about how the date will go. Just relax and do your own thing.

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