Never underestimate the power of first impressions

Thursday January 30 2020


By Christine Nakalungi

Usually, first dates come with a lot of pressure for women. They worry too much about the right clothes to wear being careful not to overdo it. On the other hand, men seem to take first dates so lightly as long as they have the money to pay for the bill.

Although we are told numerous times to never judge a book by its cover, we all do it. The mismatched outfits and really bad haircuts grab our attention, slapping those who wear them with a label they can never shake off.

Dear men, it is not always good to invite a woman to your house for a first date. Some even say that they will cook yet when the woman arrives, it becomes some sort of test on whether she can cook and clean up afterwards.

You might be right, but the first date is not the right time for such a test. It is, however, a time to get to know someone. Before knowing them, it is risky to take them to your house.

I have heard men complain about women who pretend not to eat on the first date, but do you blame them? A number of men tend to forget all etiquette when it comes to food and chew like they have been fasting for weeks.
Such mannerisms are a turn off and after you lose your manners on the first day, she might just not give you a second chance to prove how smart, hardworking or God-fearing you are.

Then you will go on lamenting about how women do not appreciate how good you are.
Remember, however, that women do not move around with a scan to help them tell who is a good man and who is not. Your actions on the first date and how you present yourself will be objective enough for her to consider a second date, or not.


So, be presentable, eat a snack before the date so that you control your portions and please, carry extra money just in case the bill is higher than you budgeted for.
Keeping your outfit clean and simple will enhance your features and boost your confidence, getting people to notice you.