How Important Is Fashion When Dating?
In my time of dating – which feels decades long when in actuality is only a few years – the question of what to wear on a date seems like the definitive factor. From personal experience, dating is not only a chore but a game in itself. Each meeting is a test on how well, or perhaps how badly, a relationship may go from there on out.
One short summer ago, I embarked on a date with an American guy who had lived in London for a mere five months. Apparently, his living in London had no affect on his personal style because it still remained a mixture of leftover thrifts and garments of the 70’s Mum variety! As shallow as it may seem, fashion and a sense of style when dating is very important. I, on the other hand, having met this unfashionable chap after work, arrived in an all black ensemble; sensible yet chic. The mismatch in our outfits immediately set the tone for the date – as you can probably tell, it did not go well! In fact, the date immediately came to an end the minute he said: “You only have two feet, no woman needs that many shoes”. The audacity!
Contrary to the belief of many, looks don’t always matter as much as style and taste in clothing do. Those who dress well immediately become 10% more attractive (pure scientific fact!) and this is why fashion matters when dating. I, for one, am guilty of finding myself far more interested in whether a guy can pair the right shirt with a good pair of jeans, and top it off with the perfect pair of shoes. *Instant heart eyes*. I mean, chances are if you get it wrong your date will secretly be sending: “Oh my god, he/she is wearing….” texts to their counterparts.
Being a relatively tall female myself, I’ve learnt that heeled footwear on a first date is an epic no. Having been scarred in the past by shorter males on dates, I have learnt that footwear in particular is a massive factor in the dating game. Be that heels, flats or just plain ugly shoes. For me, it is often the decider as it is commonly the first thing I look at on a date.
And if you take one bit of advice from this lads, boot cut jeans will have the ladies like:
I urge you keen daters to double-check your outfits before leaving the house. After all, if you’re not nervous about what to wear, he/she probably isn’t the one.