What To Wear On A First Date

Some people may find going on a first date nerve wrecking because they probably know a few thing about their date, and would like to impress in order to secure a second date. However, they may end up either under doing or over doing things. They may also find making decisions on what to wear on a first date daunting as well. My advice is relax, calm down and be yourself; because your date may be as nervous as you are so the last thing you want is to ruin things with your nerve.

What To Wear On A First Date

What To Wear On A First Date

The purpose of a first date is the same as the purpose of any date. First dates represent potential relational turning points in an individual’s life.

According to Rose and Frieze, a first date, or any date that follows, the man is typically and traditionally portrayed as initiating the date, planning the date activities, picking the girl up, driving, paying for the date, performing courteous acts for the date—such as opening doors and possibly making any affectionate moves and then returning the date home. The woman’s role tends to be more of a passive one…

Concentrate on how to make a positive effect on your date and don’t reveal too much of your personality in your dressing.

Here is a youtube video for further advice

Video courtesy YouTube

Avoid the mistakes many have made on their first date. See the following recap on what to wear on a first date for men.

Fashion tips for men: what to wear on a first date


  • Be a bit conservative but with an edge
  • Be simple, casual and nice
  • Wear a nice jacket,
  • Wear a colourful shirt to reveal a little bit of your personality
  • A nice pair of jeans trousers; not too tight, not too loose.
  • Wear anything to impress the family and friends just in case you run into them
  • Let the focus be on you and not what you wear
  • Give a second date a chance!


  • Don’t wear anything that will distract you from your personality
  • Don’t give away too much information with the way you dress on the first date
  • Don’t give away too much of impression

Most people who go on a first date will say that their objective is to find out more about the individual and to see if there was any future potential. Oftentimes, the individual will be looking to see if their date can be a potential friend. So be calm, dress appropriately and I hope you are able to secure a second date.

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