The Successful Man’s Guide to Grooming for a First Date

Wow your date with these superb grooming tips.

Wow your date with these superb grooming tips.

When it comes to first dates, how you look and smell can either make or break your chances of scoring another one with the girl of your dreams (and make you a bit socially awkward as well). If you’re looking to wow your date and make a romantic connection at the same time, here are the things you need to take note of:

Get rid of that stubble.

Women tend to be very partial to men who are cleanly-shaven. Unless you can pull off the “rugged” look or she is a beard enthusiast of some sort, make sure you get rid of that stubble when you take her out for a date. While you’re at it, get a trim and remove those unruly nose hairs, too. You will be very surprised how suave you’ll look when you’re done.

Have a nice shower.

Taking a long and thorough shower before a date is an essential. Apart from getting rid of the dust and grime that have accumulated on your skin, it also boosts endorphins in your body that make you feel good. Lathering up properly makes your skin softer and more supple as well. All the more reason to take a shower before you take her out.

Brush your teeth.

When impressing your date is concerned, giving your teeth a meticulous brush is key. It doesn’t just help remove any unwanted morsels of food caught between your teeth but also makes your breath smell fresher in the process. Don’t forget to brush your tongue and gums while at it to achieve the best results.

Trim your fingernails.

Fingernails are a big deal to women. You can already say goodbye to a second date if you show up on the first one with dirty fingernails. Make it a point to trim them carefully, removing any dirt and grime that may have been caught between the sides. Wash them with soap as a final touch and you’re now ready to flaunt your fingernails with a flourish.

Dress to impress.

Sure, choosing what clothes to wear on a first date can be rather tricky but you can get the job done effortlessly if you just have the right know-how. Always go for apparel that you’re comfortable in. Don’t just wear something because it looks good. If a piece of clothing doesn’t feel cozy enough, look for another option. Keep it simple yet appealing and you’re sure to impress your date in no time.

Wear the right scent.

Just reaching for whatever cologne or perfume you can get your hands on before a date is a big no-no. Although there can be a lot of fragrances out there to choose from, pick a neutral scent that’s neither overpowering nor flat. Spritz moderately on your wrist, neck and torso and you’re guaranteed to sweep your date off her feet when she catches a whiff of you.

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