There’s just enough time for one final guest post before Christmas. Today, Tara West has provided us with a rather fantastic article on how to compose yourself ready for a date; if you want to make a good impression with your potential partner, follow these top tips to ensure you’re a step closer to success:

So, the day is here and it’s time for you to prepare for the important date. You may have been out of the game for a while or you’re now opening yourself up to the market, so how do you prepare? The nerves are to be expected and, to be honest, they’re a good thing because you can bet your life that she’s going through the same thing.

Enough of the small talk, here’s a step-by-step guide to ensure that you prepare for that date perfectly:

The night before…

Don’t underestimate the need for a good night’s sleep ahead of date night. You can’t be messing around on the sauce if you want to make a good impression with your date; you need to be bright eyed and bushy tailed.

Being well-groomed

There’s nothing more of a turn-off to women than not being properly groomed ahead of the special date. Keep it simple if it’s in the preliminary days – shave, shower and cologne. Don’t be scared to get a little metrosexual either, and pull out the tweezers if there are some stray hairs anywhere. It may be the difference between another date and an early night.


Do you take roses to her door when you pick her up? Do you pick one of the many Hallmark cards on a second date, or is it that time of year when Valentine’s cards would impress the woman of your dreams?

Again, try to keep it simple and never head round with roses too early in the relationship; stick to carnations or something of that ilk.

How to dress

Be a man, dress like a man and do it in a manner that means you need to be taken seriously.

Let’s be honest, physical attraction matters – 90% of your body can be covered by clothes so you can strengthen features by using the right clothes and looking sharp. By dressing well you will find conversation comes easier because your state of mind will be sharper and by giving yourself the right time to prepare and wearing the right clothing you will be confident and start the night off as you mean to go on.

Finally, when we talk about dressing sharp consider the occasion. Be sure that you know if it’s going to be something that you dress casually for, or whether you need to be getting your dinner suit on.


As we all know, timing is important. Being punctual is the best way to make a positive impression on your date for the evening, and shows you’ve made the effort just for her.

Always remember that your hair should be trimmed, cologne should be understated but masculine and those fingernails should be spotless! Finally, don’t be too overbearing with your lady friend; putting you both out of your comfort zones with a trip to the theatre when a picnic in the park would do is not a good start!

About The Author

Johnathan Bell is the founder, owner and main author of Guy Style Guide, a website dedicated to everyday male fashion, style and grooming. The primary mission? To guide clueless men through the tricky mindfield that is the growing world of male couture. Find him on , Twitter and Tumblr.

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