Originally Posted by vladimir
I would not buy new clothes for a first date, especially not a date with somebody familiar with my wardrobe. In general, trying too hard is the worst thing you can do on a date.
I will add, Be yourself. Observe personal and oral hygiene; yours as well as theirs. That means take a shower before you go out and brush your teeth and your tongue. Do not wear overpowering deodorents or colognes because they can make a lot of people nauseus. Even if a person is poor it will not matter if they are well behaved and their clothes, while modest, are clean and paid for. Have some gum handy for both of you. Clean is sexy. Only a skank will kiss a skank and like it. Do not try to get down their pants on the first date. Try to get them to talk and if they are quiet then try to be light in conversation. Listen when they talk and don't try to 'one up' them in conversation. Be attentive but also relax and enjoy each others company. After all, it is you they have agreed to spend time with and not your wardrobe. Respect them no matter if they respect you or not. Do not talk about ailments or injuries. Few people are attracted to the afflicted or sick or dying. Your date will respect a well groomed and polite person with a poor wardrobe a lot faster than they will respect bad behaviour.
Here endeth the lesson. Welcome to Styleforum. Good luck on your date and keep us updated.Edited by Man Of Lint - 9/7/12 at 2:06am