Do the buttons on your shirt look like they’re about to burst and possibly blind me during this handshake? Bottom line: women aren’t looking for a supermodel (well, not all of us), but it is a good sign when we meet a man who’s thoughtful about his appearance.
Is it hard to focus on what you’re saying because your outfit has three plaids in four bright colors? Respecting yourself enough to make an effort makes for a great first impression.
If a shower doesn’t wash your nail beds clean, take a few seconds to scrub under and pay special attention so that your nail length isn’t too long.
Glancing in the mirror or asking a second opinion works wonders.
Above all else, though, be confident and ask questions. Oh – and if you’re worried about having to feign a bit of confidence to overcome nerves, I’ll lend you the trick that my mom More than the watch you don for special occasions or even the car you pull up in, we’re looking down at your shoes.
I can promise you that I’ve never discounted a guy for rocking a weekender watch and more so, I’ve definitely never been starry-eyed over a d-bag because he’s flashing a Rolex. If your worn-down shoes are clinging for dear life, we’ll wonder why you don’t take pride in your appearance. Conversely, thoughtful shoe selection is usually the first thing I throw compliments towards. Sneakers don’t belong at a candlelit restaurant just as much as square toed dress shoes don’t belong anywhere.
Your scent – or lack there – of is going to be noticed, so let’s make sure it’s in a positive light. Don’t underestimate the power of a fresh smelling body wash.
You can quite literally spritz on a better first impression here, guys. Most new brands have created a formula that lasts well into the day, but won’t leave you worried about going overboard on fragrance.