Getting ready for a date can be a nerve-racking experience. You know that your date, even if she’s just a one night stand, is going to have certain expectations and standards. You want to be able to live up to them, but what if you fail? A lot of guys in this situation get overly ready for their date, and wind up falling flat when they realize they’ve gone way too far. There are preparations you need to take, sure, but you don’t need to overdo it. Here are some of the worst offenders when it comes to things men overdo before going out with a woman:
You’d think that women are the ones who go overboard on the fragrance department. According to most of the women we’ve talked to about this, you’d be incorrect. Whatever you do, do not go overboard on the body spray. This is apparently some kind of cardinal sin, and you’d be better off doing away with it entirely. Another thing to watch out for is that your fragrances don’t clash. It’s great to have hand lotion, deodorant, aftershave, and cologne, but you have to make sure that they all work together. Otherwise, you’re basically serving her a plate of steak, croissants, ice cream, and marinara, all drenched in gravy.
Go ahead and have a drink to summon up your courage. However, if you “pre-game” too much, you’re going to discover that the only thing you’re good at doing that night will be laying down and eating a lot of Cheetos. Women don’t want to go on dates with drunken men. They don’t mind if men drink, but there’s a difference between that and being drunk. No one wants to go out with that guy, so keep it socially acceptable.
If you’ve been reading our guides, you know that it’s important to pack a bag before your one night stand. However, you don’t need to go overboard – we’ve heard stories of guys bringing their suitcases on one night stands, only to have to leave them in the car. Just bring a change of clothes, condoms, lube, and whatever sex toys and games you think the two of you are going to want. Leave the luggage at home – you’re not moving in together.