This article was published on September 13th, 2014
You’ve been chatting on Grindr, you’ve traded some pictures (G-rated or XXX, it’s up to you and your comfort level!), and now, it’s the big night. First date time! Before you turn your entire closet inside out, just know: we’re here to help.
Layers are your friends. Too warm? Pull off the shirt or sweater. Too cold? Put it back on. Bonus points if you can make the undressing and redressing extra sexy by letting your lower layers pull up and show off your sexy abs. Just try not to get your sweater caught on your nose. That’s not a good look for anyone.
Wear the right clothes for the location of the date. Goes without saying. Don’t wear the Hawaii shirt to the fancy restaurant, and the suit at the coffee shop is probably just going to make you look pretentious.
Dress your best. This kind of seems obvious, but a first date is basically an audition for a second date. Whether you’re looking for ripped jeans and a rocking band t-shirt for the metal show you’re both psyched for or a shirt and tie for the best restaurant in town, this isn’t the time to hold back on your personal care regime. Show off your skin, your hair, and your body to their best advantage.
Don’t mask your personality. Okay, unless you’re meeting up at a convention, this might not be the time to go into extreme depth on exactly why you chose that #TruvadaWhore t-shirt, but still; don’t lie about who you are. Whether you’re hoping for a hookup or something longer term, if he’s not interested in you, he’s not worth your time.
If it doesn’t work out, don’t give up! Back to Grindr, or your hook-up app of choice. There’s plenty more men out there dying to meet you!