A Gentleman's Guide to Grooming for a Date

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Of course, we've spoken here before about grooming, and about dates. In this post, however, we're going to be bringing these two important topics together to speak about something we haven't covered before: grooming for a date. Some of the steps will be similar, but there'll be some suggestions that are uniquely date-specific, as well.

When you're going on a date, you'll need a few things to impress: good conversation, good manners, and to look and feel your best. Now, the first two are mostly down to you. The latter, however, is where this guide to grooming for a date can come in handy.

This guide will take you through the essential grooming tips for any date and what you under no circumstances should forget. Read on to find out everything you need to know.

First and Foremost: Hygiene Is Key

Above anything else, when it comes to grooming for a date you should be prioritising good hygiene. Think about it. This is your limited time to make an impression on your date, so you want it to be a positive one.

Make sure you've showered, brushed your teeth, cleaned and clipped your fingernails, and you're wearing clean clothing. This is the absolute baseline level basic preparation you should be doing. If you're short on time—this is the one step you under no circumstances should skip.

Get Yourself Looking Good

The above are the things that you need to be doing day-of to make sure you wow your date. But there are things you can be doing in the run-up, as well.

If you know you've got a date in a few days' time, you may want to book in for a haircut or for a beard trimming. These are little touches that will let your date know that you've put time and effort into your appearance, something they'll appreciate.

Find the Perfect Fragrance

If you've got one signature scent, then you might choose to wear this for your date. If you like to experiment and try new things, however, then you can have fun finding the most fitting fragrance based on what type of date you've got planned.

If you're doing an activity like hiking, rock climbing, or bowling, then you can try a sportier scent. If you're going for a romantic dinner or drinks, then something more musky and manly might be a better fit. No matter which scent you decide to with, don't drown yourself in it—you don't want to knock them out cold the second you walk in the door.

Your Ultimate Guide to Grooming for a Date

Ultimately, when you've got a date coming up, you don't have to change your grooming routine too much. Follow the above guide to grooming for dates and you won't go too far wrong. For all the products you'll need to make yourself an irresistible date, take a look at our exciting range of new arrivals now.

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