5 First Date Image Tips to Impress Your Date (Women)

Modern dating is harsh. With the vast dating pool, it is difficult to both meet AND attract the attention of eligible men out there. We hate to break it to you, but nothing comes easy in life. Needless to say, it takes some effort to look great and give your date a good impression.

Fortunately for you, we’re here to help. esync has been in the dating industry for more than 10 years, and we’ve come up with 5 simple (but HIGHLY EFFECTIVE) first date tips to help you boost your confidence and impress your dates!

Ready to go from plain jane to head-turner? Read on.


Tip #1: Wear something feminine

Resist the urge to wear the same thing you wear to work. Pantsuits are great for the boardroom when you need to appear assertive. However, if you’re going on a date, you should open up and be more relaxed in order to communicate better.

So, take those 5 minutes to change into a dress or a skirt (something you don’t usually wear to work). Not only will it give your date a good impression, it will also make you feel more attractive.

wear a nice dress


Tip #2 Make sure you wear something you can walk in.
Stilettos can make you look taller and slimmer. But if you don’t feel comfortable, you’ll be thinking about your sore feet instead of what to talk to with your date. Besides, the kind of footwear you’re wearing also depends on the venue.

If you’re meeting your date in a casual coffee shop, leave the stilettos at home.

kitten heels wedges & stilettos

Consider other alternatives to stilettos like kitten heels or wedges, which helps you draw a balance between comfort and style.


Tip #3 Take off your glasses and wear contact lens

Although many women look great with glasses, having no obstacles on your face feels great and allows for more movement.
As the saying goes: “The eyes are the windows to the soul”. Wearing contacts lets him see your facial expressions better too.


Make sure your contact lens is breathable and comfortable – don’t go crazy with “big eye” lens which causes discomfort. You should be enjoying the date as well.


Tip #4 Choose clothing that compliments you
We all have that piece of clothing we bought during sale season that doesn’t fit well.
Get rid of them or get a tailor to alter them to fit your body shape. Embrace your curves and feel more confident in your own skin.

kitten heels wedges & stilettos

If body shape, colour tones, and skin tones confuse you, consider seeking a professional’s help.

Our Image Coaches at Lunch Actually Academy are at your service. Learn how to improve your presentation skills through a 1-to-1 makeover session.


Tip #5 Put on light makeup
If you’re uncomfortable putting on makeup, work with the bare minimum. You can just do your eyebrows and put on a little concealer for minor spots. Lipstick or lipbalm are also good options instead of lip gloss (which will look sticky and make you feel uncomfortable).

Girl applying makeup

In times when you’re running late, make sure that you wash or clean your hair before the date.


Bonus Tip: Remember to have fun

Don’t expect to “find a husband” during your dates. Keep it light and keep the conversation flowing. While you’re giving him a good impression, you have to also judge whether YOU like this guy and want to take things further.
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