Every date wants a man to turn up on a date looking attractive and smart, and your date probably would be more than happy to receive a beautiful bouquet of flowers or a box of chocolates.
However, some men often underestimate the importance of dressing up and adding a touch of romance to an evening. If you have an upcoming date in the near future that you are looking forward to, read this informative guide on how every man should prep for a first date.
Arrange Your Date Activity
The date activity you both choose will set the tone for an evening, and it will also provide an insight into your personalities. Rather than surprising a date with paintballing (which they might hate) or a seafood restaurant (which they might be allergic to), check in with your date beforehandto plan the perfect evening together. Doing so will ensure you both get off to the best possible start.
Check Your Wallet
Nothing will be more unattractive than forgetting your wallet on a first date. You will want to be able to pay for the date to sweep them off their feet – or you will at least need enough money to pay your own way! Before leaving your house or apartment, double check you have your wallet and enough cash inside to cover your activities.
Book a Haircut
Not only will you want your date to be attracted to you once you knock on their door, but you will also want to both look and feel good about yourselfso thatyou will ooze confidence. That is why you would be wise to book a haircut before your first date. However, don’t settle for a cheap trim and find the best high end barbershop.
Find the Perfect Outfit
Arriving in a creased t-shirt and sweatpants will tell your date you don’t care. Even if this is your personal style, you must make a little effort to prove how much you like them. However, your first date activity will more than likely determine the clothing you wear.
For example, if you are visiting a fancy restaurant, a smart suit might be the best option. However, if you are planning dinner at a casual restaurant and a movie, a pair of jeans and a stylish shirt will suffice. If in doubt, ask your family or friends for advice when picking the perfect outfit.
Buy Your Date a Romantic Gift
If you truly want to make a date feel special, surprise them with a romantic gift that will sweep them off their feet. It could be anything from a cute teddy bear to a beautiful bouquet of flowers. However, avoid buying gifts that are ridiculously expensive, as it could be a little overwhelming.
Stick to something thoughtful yet affordable, so you don’t project the wrong impression. The considerate gesture is bound to make your date smile from ear-to-ear, and it will indicate to them that you are a kind, loving person before they has even stepped outside of their front door.