Someone asked me to give hints about asking a girl out for the first time.
I’m assuming he meant asking a certain girl out for the first time, and not the
“I-have-never-talked-to-a-girl-before-please-help-me-what-do-I-do” first time. Whenever guys ask me for advice on this, I always give them the same 4 rules:
1. Your hair must look nice. I used to always say your hair must be short, but I realize there are girls out there that are attracted to long hair. So, if nothing else, keep it clean, and keep it under control.
2. Smell good. This is SO key. If you have a cologne you prefer, make that your smell. If you stick to the smell of your laundry, make sure your clothes are CLEAN. You want the girl to tell all her friends, “Oh, and he smells soooooooooo good!”
3. Dress like you care. Don’t dress UP, and don’t wear baggy pants and a ripped tee-shirt. There is no reason not to put some effort into your clothing. Jeans that fit you well, a nice shirt, and some shoes that don’t look like you’ve played pick-up football in them for the last four seasons are a great start. Accessories? Stick to one or two. Guys with necklaces, earrings, bracelets and rings are just creepy. Follow the Girl’s Rule…if you think you have too many items, take one off — just in case.
4. (And this one is important here, guys.) SHAVE YOUR FACE. The fuzzy moustache/goatee/van-dike/beard you are trying to cultivate is NOT attractive. It does NOT make you look like more of a man, and stubble is NOT sexy on a first date. Wait until you’re rubbing your two day growth over her bare shoulder in appreciation of her skin for that. (THAT is sexy.)
There are probably tons of other things I could mention, but these are so crucial, they make the first impression solid. And I’m not saying you have to do this shit every single day on the off chance you meet a cute girl. However, when you’re headed out somewhere with your crew, and there is a good chance there will be members of the opposite sex, it wouldn’t hurt.
That was fun.