Ahh, dating. Few things can be so wonderful and so terrifying as the idea of getting yourself out there and noticed by women. While it can be wonderful to be single and enjoy nights out with the guys, there are some nights where a little romance wouldn’t hurt. Unfortunately, it seems as though dating has become even more competitive than the workplace these days. Most guys feel like they have to take a super-serious approach to dating to avoid blowing their chances. This isn’t a great approach. In fact, that kind of mentality will blow your chances faster than anything else. Here are a few tips to ease the strain of making a good first impression.
Before You Go Out on a Date – Don’t Forget These Tips
There’s something about dating that can bring out the best, and the worst in all of us. You can take the most in control, high powered professional and send them out on a date only to see them completely fall apart. If you do all that you can to present a good image in your everyday life, you can’t afford to let yourself fall apart when it comes to going out and having some fun, and maybe a little romance. Remember these tips when you’re courting the ladies, to prevent a dating catastrophe.
What does your fragrance say about you?
If you go out without wearing a fragrance, it may mean you’re laid back and not too worried about appearances. If you wear too much fragrance, it may mean you are concerned about appearances but for some reason were not quite able to make it to the shower this morning. But the right fragrance can tell the world who you are, before you’ve even said a word.
Most men’s fragrances can be split into four groups: Floral, Oriental, Woody and Fresh. Which one says what you’d like it to?
When most people think of floral, they think of women’s perfume, but many men wear floral fragrances as well. One advantage of wearing a floral fragrance is that it (unconsciously) conjures up romantic images, and women are attracted to the smell. When you wear a scent like this, it may say that you are sensitive, caring and possibly marriage material.
Oriental fragrances tend to have notes of incense, amber, musk or vanilla. They evoke a sexy, sultry, mysterious image. This may give you the “bad boy” advantage that so many women seem to love, without actually having the personality of a bad boy.
Fragrances in the woody category can have notes of tobacco, leather, myrrh and cedar. Wearing a woody fragrance can help you exude an air of masculinity. Think smoking dens and leather chairs. Wearing a fragrance like this says you are confident and in control.
Fresh fragrances tend to be citrusy, “green” or oceanic. They are good for athletic guys who would rather go out for a hike than spend a lot of time thinking about what they’re going to wear. These scents help add to your style, but they’re generally not the first thing people notice about you. A scent like this can let people know that you are adventurous, easy-going and laid back.
The most important thing about wearing fragrance has to do with confidence. Pick a scent that you enjoy, regardless of the image you think it projects. Feeling confident is the best style-booster of all.