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Male teens - Dressing for a date
The way teens dress and their appearance is what others will judge them on. First impressions mean everything when it comes to having a successful date as a teenager and even as an adult.
To begin with, always make sure that the clothes you wear on your date are clean and free from dirt, fluff, stains, holes and animal hair if you live in a house with animals like dogs. By wearing clean clothes you are displaying to your potential girlfriend that you are able to dress yourself properly and make an effort. If you dont make an effort on your clothes they will think you are not very interested as well as very lazy. Always remember to wear clothes you feel relaxed in, you dont want to be wearing something you are not comfortable in at all.
You should make sure that you wash yourself the night before, or on the same day leaving plenty of time for your date in the bath or shower using plenty of soap or shower gel. If you have any problems with body odour, shaving under the arm pits is a good thing to do as this is known to help those who have sweating problems. Wash your hair with shampoo and conditioner and make sure to dry it with a towel after you get out, it can lead to dandruff if you dont.
If you have anti-perspirant, put some on to make sure you dont sweat so much. If sprays are not for you, try a roll on, they are not made only for girls.
Next, make sure that you brush your teeth properly to get rid of any bacteria and prevent the build up of it too, do this as usual but make sure you do this before you. It will also freshen your breath before you meet and bad breath is something everyone hates!
Make sure that your hands are clean and free of any dirt or paint etc you should make sure that your nails are also in top condition as no one likes to see bitten at nails.
What should I wear?
Personally, I try and impress my girlfriend by dressing smart. I will wear ironed shirts which are usually black or white along with a black pair of jeans. I make sure that my clothes are not old but fairly new, dont wear brand new clothes as they can be tight and personally I feel uncomfortable in brand new clothes for a short while, as long as they are not well worn then youre in the clear. Make sure that your clothes actually fit you well not too tight on you and not too baggy, this can be a big put off. Be stylish by wearing the best clothing you have.
What if I want to dress like myself?
If your usual way of dressing is shoving on a pair of ripped scraggy jeans and a Simpsons t-shirt you are not going to impress anyone, dressing different to how you normally would may increase your chances if you normally wear any old clothing lieing around your bedroom.
Do I need to iron my clothes?
Ironing your clothes is a must! Turning up with a creased shirt and jeans will make you appear very lazy and umkempt to your potential girlfriend. Ironing your clothes makes them look much more presentable and smarter.
Jewellery - Should I show off my Rolex?
By all means wear jewellery to a datejust dont over do it by wearing several sovereigns on each finger and 2 watches on each wrist, try and keep jewellery to a nice amount which is more or less your watch or bracelet and a necklace if you own one.Showing off that you own loads of jewellery will put the person off unless they are only interested in money or stealing it from you.
Is aftershave good?
Aftershave is great to wear on a date but you should only use one or two sprays of it, any more and you are probably over doing it.
Wearing clean socks is also a must on a first date, if you need to take you shoes off at any point for any reason you should be prepared. Clean, hole free socks are the way to go.
When preparing for your date it is a good idea to make sure you know what to dress like. If this is a formal date at a restaurant you should wear more formal clothing. If this is a casual date at the cinema wear something less formal but still be smart and clean.
I hope that you have enjoyed this article and found it useful.
Thank you for reading.