The hardest part about dating women you’ve met online is that you’re working with no personal face-to-face foundation. Physical impressions are even more important because of this. If you’ve met a woman through an online dating website and you’ve agree to meet up for a date, it’s important that you consider how you want to look. This is the first time she’s going to see you in person and you want to send the right message with your appearance. This is especially true if you’ve agreed to use an upscale restaurant or bar for your first date. If you’re in a quandary about how to prepare for a nice date you can relax and read on. All the information you need we’ve made into a helpful little list.
Never Underestimate the Power of Grooming and Cleanliness
Maybe you rock the scruff all year round and you know you look good in it. If you’re really interested in this woman, however, you might consider the clean-shaven look just for one night. Whether or not to keep the facial hair can depend on what she likes. Sound her out beforehand and get her opinion and then groom accordingly. Or, surprise her with a clean face anyways. If your hair is getting a little long, get it trimmed. If you prefer to wear it long, do so in a style that’s flattering.
It should go without saying that cleanliness is important. Showing up for a first date at a classy locale with greasy hair and a neckbeard is not going to give her the impression you want. Be freshly showered. Make sure your clothes are clean. Your goal is to get her to want to be near you. If her first inclination is to lean away from you, you’ve failed.
Go Shopping – or Borrowing
A first date at a fine dining restaurant or an upscale bar is a perfect excuse to run out and buy some new clothes. Shop with the setting in mind – t-shirts and ripped jeans are not going to cut it. You don’t have to drop hundreds on a suit and tie, but you should shop for clothes that are flattering. A sport coat and dark jeans can look awesome and won’t set you back a fortune.
If you’re completely averse to shopping for new clothes, try borrowing from a friend that’s around the same size. This way you’re not spending money on clothes you may never wear again. Make sure that the clothes are clean and in good shape. You want to present a tidy, attractive appearance and not a sloppy one.
Don’t Dress Out of Your Comfort Zone
Which is to say, don’t wear loud colors and things you’re uncomfortable wearing. You want to be yourself. You also want to be at ease with what you’re wearing. Like we said, there’s nothing wrong with dark jeans and a sport coat, and it’s easy to feel comfortable while wearing those. You don’t have to shy away from color, but don’t go overboard. Wearing bright canary yellow when you’re used to dark colors is only going to make you feel like you stand out.