Let’s be blunt here…looks matter! Before we get to know someone, we measure our interest and attraction based on one’s looks. This can even be true for online dating as the first thing shown is the person’s profile picture which then determines the next step. It is said that women know within 3 minutes of meeting a man whether they would be romantically involved with them or not. Of course, this initial attraction is increased or decreased as conversations evolve and they get to know you. However, if that initial “umph” is missing, you got no shot unless you are a superior public speaker as the likes of a Barack Obama or Bill Clinton.
For men, it is not that hard to maintain a decent physical appearance in my opinion. I think the pressure of always looking amazing falls more on the female gender. Here are a few dating tips for men regarding physical appearance:
Don’t be lazy. Take a shower, wash your hair and put on some cologne.
Don’t make a bad first impression by looking like a scruffy bum. Shave everything that needs shaving. Be presentable.
Clothes can make a huge difference! I am not saying to wear an Armani suit or anything but make sure your clothes match, are clean and are nicely ironed. Shoes have to match and be in decent condition too Love Monkeys!
Wearing a nice watch or bracelet can also help to draw her into your web of love. =) Some women look at the little things and wearing a nice watch seems to give off a vibe of responsibility. Personally, I have been complimented on my watch more times than I can count. In other words, trust me and put on a nice watch, bracelet or chain that isn’t bigger than your head.
Everyone may not abide by this one but exercising and being healthy shines through in many ways. People that exercise regularly are said to be happier and more confident overall.
Maintaining a good physical appearance is not only significant when it comes to dating. This is also important for couples of long term relationships and marriages. Actually, it may be even more significant in these instances to aid in maintaining the chemistry, romance and fire in the bedroom. It’s common for people to get comfortable and “let themselves go” which I feel is quite unfortunate. Its more understandable when you have a family but an effort must always be put forth into keeping that physical attraction going with your partner no matter how many years have perished. I am not saying anyone has to look perfect every minute of everyday but try to follow the small list provided in this post and you wil be fine. Your daily attire should not be composed of baggy sweatpants and a worn out t-shirt from your high school days.
We’d love to hear your thoughts on this issue? Have you been on a date with a total slob? How did you handle it?