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October 15, 2013

First Date Prep: How Much Is Too Much?

What to wear?

The first date is a defining moment for a relationship. It determines whether you really want to get to know someone better or if things simply aren’t going to work out. Because there is so much pressure that comes with the first date, you might want to dress up a little more or try to make a big first impression. While it’s important to make a good impression on the first date, it’s also important to stay true to yourself. There’s no need to put on an act for a new guy, and an over-the-top outfit or personality might even push him away. So how do you know how much is too much?

Excessive Make-Up

If you enjoy wearing make up and want to wear it on your first date, you should. But don’t overdo it. Try not to wear much more than what you were wearing when he met you. He was obviously drawn to you on that day, so there’s no need to try to make yourself look too much different than you did in that moment.

Outfit Decisions

You absolutely want to dress to impress on your date, but you don’t need to overthink it. A lot of women seem to think that “dress to impress” means that you have to dress in a crazy-sexy, skin-baring outfit. Remember: You don’t have to be scantily clad to be attractive. Choose an outfit that makes you feel comfortable and confident. Sex appeal comes mostly from your attitude, not your outfit. Choose something classy and then work it!

Whole New Personality

Being on your best behavior during a date is always a good way to go, but you don’t have to change your personality. Talk about stuff that you want to talk about. As long as your conversation topics are date appropriate, they are fair game. You shouldn’t have to change details about yourself or your opinions just to impress a guy.

The only thing you need to remember when you’re preparing for your date is that you attracted him by yourself already. He likes who you are right now, without any flashy gimmicks or a contrived personality. It usually throws guys off if you try to change who you are to suit them. If he didn’t like who you were, he wouldn’t be going out with you. Don’t try to hide your true self, because your true self will come out eventually if you keep dating. Be confident knowing that you you got this date by being yourself, so own it.


About the Author

Elizabeth Monsoor
Elizabeth Monsoor is currently working on her Bachelor of Fine Arts in dance at Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, Washington. While Elizabeth pursues a career in dance, she has rediscovered her love for writing. When she is not in class or at rehearsals, Elizabeth enjoys actively commenting on episodes of reality television and tweeting her observations on relationships several times a day. She has an “eyes wide open” approach to dating, acting as an unofficial advisor and commentator on her friends’ relationships. Elizabeth hopes that her opinions on relationships and her love of sarcasm both entertain and inspire her readers.

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