Seven ways to impress her on your first date
Valuable tips on win her over.
Butterflies in your stomach before that all important date? These are the times you wish life had a gentler, old fashioned cadence when families got together and decided who you would be spending the rest of your life with. First dates can be tricky; you don’t want to look like a country bumpkin with no style nor do you want to give the impression that you’ve been up half the night laboring over your looks and clothes. The best advice: Keep it simple and classy. Check out Nykaa’s seven pointers on how you can win her over with minimum fuss.
Don’t try too hard
Let’s start with all the things you shouldn’t be doing. Sure, it’s a big day and it’s important you let the woman you fancy know that you care. But that doesn’t mean you should have a makeover that renders you unrecognizable. This list includes resisting the urge to dye your hair, adding highlights to your strands, waxing off every last hair from your chest and legs, drenching yourself in cologne or getting your ear pieced. Bottom line: Groom yourself in a mature reasonable way by all means but don’t go crazy.
Shave the night before
This may sound odd but shaving the night before the big day and not an hour before your date gives your skin a little to time to settle down. Shaving is stressful business even when you use a skin protecting shaver like Philips AT620-14 Aqua Touch Shaver. Tiny nicks and cuts, razor burn and sensitivity are common post-shave fallouts, and shaving the night before gives your skin a chance to calm down. Besides, sporting a hint of stubble on the day of your date gives a daring, masculine edge to your looks. Of course if you’re the kind of guy who gets a seven o’clock shadow in hours, it might be best to shave on the morning of your date. There is a difference between sexy stubble and scruffy.
Pay attention to your grooming
Whether you’ve realized it or not, women are put off by long finger nails and oily hair. In fact, talk to your sister to know that women tend to look at a man’s hands more often than men look at their own. So, make sure your finger nails are clipped, cuticles pushed back and hang nails taken care of. Check out for white flakes on your shoulders—dandruff to the uninitiated—and invest in an anti-dandruff shampoo like Schwarzkopf Bonacure Dandruff Control Shampoo if you need to. Buy yourself a clipper box like Vega Large Nail Clipper Box – Black to take care of tips and toes.
Smell attractive, not cloying
Women have a sharply attuned sense of smell, and there’re enough studies that suggest that women are turned on/off by male scents. So smelling nice is a perquisite but that doesn’t mean you should reek like a rose garden. The perfect way to woo your lady love is by wearing a perfume that’s stronger with musky scents. Look for notes like amber, vanilla and musk in your scent. If you prefer a stronger perfume that’s long lasting, make sure it contains notes of vetiver, amber and agarwood. Nykaa suggests Evaflor Whisky For Men Coffret, DKNY Red Delicious For Men Eau De Toilette and Tommy Hilfiger Cologne Spray. But remember, easy does it. There’s no need to send your date into olfactory overdrive.
Look sharp and tall
Sorry, we just had to say it. Women prefer taller men. Need more proof? A British study of 10,000 men uncovered that men who were six feet tall were more likely to be married and have kids than shorter men. So if you’re not vertically endowed, wear vertical stripes or pinstripes to give the impression of height. Wearing small lifts in your shoes won’t hurt either. Correcting your posture is a good idea too; stand tall, push your shoulders back and you’ll automatically look a couple of inches taller.
Choose your shoes with care
It’s a well-known fact that women are obsessed with shoes, theirs and yours. Make sure your shoes match your outfit and the occasion. Meeting her for tea? Wear moccasins or clean sneakers. Posh evening dates demand well-polished lace-ups.
Get some exercise before your big date
This isn’t strictly related to grooming but getting an hour at the gym a few hours before your date can make a huge difference to your appearance. Exercise releases endorphins, the feel good hormones that can bring a glow to your skin and boost your confidence. If you’re in reasonably good shape, some exercise prior to a date will show off your muscles and muscle tone to impress your date even more.