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Grooming Tips Any Guy On The Dating Scene Needs To Read

You brush up on your conversation skills before a date, but don’t forget to make sure you polish your appearance because good grooming habits are everything. Here are 11 important grooming tips you should always follow before a hot date to make the best first impression and secure that you get to see her again.

  1. Don’t ditch the deodorant. It should go without saying that you shouldn’t go on a date unless you’ve sniffed your armpits and they smell good. Smelling au naturel is not sexy or masculine — no woman wants to smell all the sweat you’ve accumulated during the day. Shower and apply a decent deodorant so you don’t overpower her with your B.O.
  2. Choose a signature fragrance. Fragrance on a man is sexy and can be a clever way to reveal your personality. In a study by Oxford University, women were asked to rate how hot men were based on headshots while smelling nice and unpleasant smells. The study found that women found men more attractive when they were exposed to the good smells. With that in mind, take your time to find the right fragrance to wear. It should complement your personality and work with your body’s natural oils to make the best impression. Don’t just spritz on any old fragrance, try testers and see how the fragrances develop over a whole day.
  3. De-fuzz your beard. Whether you have short or long stubble, always make sure that it looks neat. Eliminate loose ends that look scraggly. This goes a long way to making you look clean and sharp instead of like you just woke up after a weekend of boozing.
  4. Whiten your teeth. When you smile seductively at your partner, you want to be sure that your teeth are pearly white. If you notice they’re looking a little yellow, book in a whitening session at your dentist. It’s worth it. According to a study conducted by Spotlight Teeth Whitening, 57% of people are immediately attracted to a person’s smile and teeth.
  5. Trim your chest hair. You don’t have to eliminate all your chest hair, just make sure it’s where it’s supposed to be — on your chest! When chest hair starts to spread upwards to your neck, it can make you look unkempt and much older than your years.
  6. Tidy up the hair on your head. Not only should you wash your hair so it looks shiny and healthy, but if you can’t control your mane, go to the hairdresser for a cut. They’ll be able to suggest any hair products that you can slick on to make your hair look sexy and feel silky-smooth. Just think: the smoother your hair, the more your date will want to run her fingers through it.
  7. Wash your face properly. Don’t just wash your face in a hurry – use a gentle exfoliating scrub to get rid of flaky skin so your skin can be radiant. Before you roll your eyes, it’s really easy to do. Just wet your face and gently rub sugar into it to eliminate dead skin cells. Wash it off then slap on a moisturizer to lock in that smoothness. When you reach in for a kiss, she’ll love the smooth skin on your face.
  8. Go on a manscaping mission. If there’s the smallest chance you’re going to be taking your clothes off on a date, make sure that your pubic hair is dealt with. You don’t have to remove all the hair — some hair is masculine and sexy. In fact, according to a Cosmopolitan survey, most women prefer men to be manscaped instead of not have any hair. Just make sure that your hair’s not too long or fuzzy. That’s unhygienic and can get in the way of steamy sessions, like when she’s down there giving you oral sex. She really doesn’t want to end up with a mouth full of hair!
  9. Keep your nails trimmed, for the love of God. Make sure your nails are trimmed and neat and remember to clean dirt from under them. She won’t want to hold your hand if your nails look like they’re harboring hundreds of germ species. Focusing on these little details of your appearance also show her you made an effort to look good for her.
  10. Eliminate hair that shouldn’t be there. Hair on your face might be attractive, but you don’t want to walk into a date with hair sprouting out of your nose and ears. This looks gross, especially if it looks like you’ve never bothered to trim them. When tweezing these hairs, do so in front of a mirror in natural light so that you don’t miss any.
  11. Get rid of the unibrow. Eyebrows that are starting to form in the middle of your forehead make you look like you’re auditioning for a Planet of the Apes movie. Unibrows hide your facial features, like your eyes that she’d like to stare into over dinner. When you wax your unibrow, your face will look younger and more awake.