As the old adage goes, first impressions are everything when it comes to the world of dating. Men and women have certain qualities about them that draw the attention of the opposite sex respectively. When going on a date, it is usually because you want to build a relationship with the person that you are meeting, so first of all being oneself in what they wear is key. Never come off as too strong; but at the same time not as a person who does not care about their appearance somewhat. What you wear on your date will affect how your date feels about you because they are looking for a partner and their instincts will be on alert for anything that might help them make a quick judgment about you; the easiest to see being ones attire.
For women, do not reveal too much of your body on the first date. Although you think this will grab a man’s attention, which it will, it is not the right attention you want on a first date. Showing cleavage and shoulders are fine or even legs are a fine idea, but revealing both on the first date should be avoided. Along the same line of things you should never wear on a first date are clothes that seem as if it’s below zero. Do not cover up too much because you will cause your date to believe that you are too reserved and that is not appealing to men. For men, a woman’s hair is actually part of the outfit and it should be addressed as so. Depending on what you will be wearing for the date then your hair should go along with it; don’t spend hours on your hair if you spent 10 minutes on your outfit and vice-versa.
For men, do not think that a first date is a trip to the gym. Clothes that haven’t been washed or have an odor are what not to wear on a first date because doing so will result in a negative perception about you. Being that this is a first date and most likely a casual interaction, don’t overdress because you might come off as anxious or even desperate. Do not wear more jewelry then your date might be wearing. There is a new trend with skinny jeans, but do not wear these on a first date because they just do not suit the situation. As men you might like to feel free, but wear shoes and not sandals when you are on your first date, unless the date is going to be at the beach.
Remember that if you would like to be someone that your date can introduce to their parent, then they will make that decision on the first date. By not making these common mistakes when going on a first date, you may earn a second date. For both men and women a little cologne or perfume with add some taste to an outfit, but do not wear too much on a first date.