Like conversation, plan, what to wear on a first date in advance. Women are generally impressed by men who have taken some effort over their appearance. Pay attention to the basics such as shaving, ironing your shirt and smelling nice without drowning yourself in aftershave. Don’t wear the clothes you feel most comfortable in, if this means an old pair of trousers and t-shirt – make an effort and wear something smart and match trousers, shirts and shoes. Women have a keen eye for shoes so make sure yours are polished!
For women the same rules apply in terms of making an effort for your date. However, understatement can be far more appealing than overplaying it with a killer sexy outfit. Plunging necklines have become commonplace but you may want your date to make eye contact rather than have their eyes glued to your cleavage all night.
General rules for a first date include looking smart and presentable but keeping your more daring and sexy outfits to potential later dates when you have got to know each other better.