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Cheat Sheet: First Date Tips That Will Surely Get You A Second One!

Cheat Sheet: First Date Tips That Will Surely Get You A Second One!

Freaking finally—you got that date! Congrats are in order, but securing that first date is probably the easier part. The harder part? Scoring a second one. And in order to do that, you need to make a good impression on the first. Looking good, smelling good, and feeling good will go a long way in leaving a good impression, so here are our tips to achieve those.

The Pre-Game

Treat your first date as a big game. If athletes warm up before a match, it’s a swell idea for you to do the same. In this case, “warming up” can help you loosen up, clear your mind, and feel better about yourself. Your pre-game can consist of whatever helps you feel good—it could be a bit of rest or sleep, playing a video game, or maybe even getting a workout in for that extra pinch of confidence (sweating it out never fails in making us feel better about ourselves). Whatever it is, the goal is to be as comfortable as possible during your date. You won’t want to ruin the conversation because you’re feeling tired or anxious.

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Dress Like You’re A Catch

If you think she’s a catch, then you should look as such, too! But don’t just dress the part—dress accordingly. You should base what you wear on the kind of date you’re having. For very casual ones, a fitted shirt, jeans, and nice sneakers should do. For something a bit more upscale, opt for a sleek polo or polo shirt. If you’re going all in, candlelit dinner and all, put on a sports coat and wear Oxfords. Simply put, wrap yourself in something nice and she just might think that you’re a gift to her sent down from above (this is the goal, guys)!

Don’t Make Getting Real Close Hard For You

At some point in your date, you’ll probably want to get a bit closer to her (or alternately, she may). And you’ll have all the confidence to do so as long as you smell good—from your breath to your underarms to your body. Brush, use mouthwash, floss, and bring breath mints for good measure. And don’t skip the deo just because you already sprayed perfume all over. Cover all bases and you’ll be ready for any close encounters.

Invest In Your Hair To Get That ROI

Again, you’ll want to look as good as possible and be as confident as you can. A stellar haircut contributes significantly. When it comes to your choice of barber, the saying “you get what you pay for” applies in most cases. The more expensive it is, the greater your chance of walking out of the shop looking like James Reid (well, maybe not like him exactly, but somewhere near that). So, invest in your hair; and maybe after the date, you’ll get your ROI.

And if you want your hair to be at its best, you’ll want to use a shampoo that not only helps in making it look like a million bucks, but also provides you with that cool feeling of freshness. Use CLEAR Anti-dandruff shampoo every day for hair that you’ll be confident with on your dream date while protecting it from dandruff, itch, grease, dirt, and residue. If you haven’t tried CLEAR before, dare to switch to something new and #DareToGetFresher!

The prep is just half the battle. The other half is the actual date, so best of luck to you in nailing it and securing that second one!

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