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Dear Poll: Do you go All Out Before a First Date?

On Monday, I asked you all to tell me about the most drastic beauty extremes you have endured and your comments were great -- thanks for sharing! Martini Queenie got me thinking... she gave us all of the details of the anguish she went through for a first date, something I have a feeling a lot of women do. So what I want to know is, do you go all out before a first date? Do you buy a new outfit, get your nails and hair done, try on every pair of shoes in your closet, etc?


melda melda 10 years
oh yes why not
sexyeyes sexyeyes 10 years
Hell yeah!
MiyabiNa MiyabiNa 10 years
I picked "other" cuz I'm a mix. It depended on who I was going out with, but my current love was a friend-turned-lover, so he already knew how I was normally. In the beginning of the "turned relationship" part, I sorta kinda made sure I looked good, but I didn't go all out to impress him cuz he already knew my "normal", I was on cloud 9 and afraid that it was "too good to be true" and i didn't wanna get all worked up if it didn't actually go in the direction I was hoping for...(basically I didn't want to look stupid if he really didn't want a relationship with me, and I didn't wanna ruin our friendship). SO yeah, I was kinda nervous about all that cuz I'm one of those people who ask "WHY do you wanna go out with ME?"- I still dunno why he wanted to, I'm so different from all his ex... now I do like glamming up and "impressing" him if we do go out now. It's nice to look nice for him when I get a chance, and i know he appreciates it too. Sweats and tshirts aren't "cute" everyday!! LoL He puts an effort into his apperance (important to him how he comes across to people), and I respect that, so I make an effort to.
pinupsweetheart pinupsweetheart 10 years
Oh yeah! First impressions are huge! I do love to get all dolled up for any big date!
partysugar partysugar 10 years
I love going all out. I always do for a first date, third date, a party, an event...
martini-queenie martini-queenie 10 years
Yikes! Again for clarification, all that prep was for a first date of a black tie restaurant and the theatre. If I were going to see a movie down the street, I wouldn't have done anywhere near so much! Still, especially if you're going on a B-date or a rebound date, getting ready might be the most fun you'll have. 50% of the time the anticipation of the date is better than the date itself.
LaLaLaurie06 LaLaLaurie06 10 years
I try to be myself but I do want to look nice for the guy!
boxem180 boxem180 10 years
for me, going all out was actually putting on make up and a pair of heels. i never went overboard but enough to look nice. the second date i was down to normal (i.e. mascara and flip flops) because if he made it to the second date, he was worth being honest with. : )
junebrug junebrug 10 years
It's best not to look like you made too big of an effort. You can make a huge effort on a special date a year from now and he'll feel like the most special guy in the world. Do it on date one, and he'll think you're desperate.
rubialala rubialala 10 years
I'm just myself.
Natty Natty 10 years
i am usually so nervous on a first date i would rather be comfortable in what i am wearing and how i look. once i get to know the person and have a reason to get all glammed up, then i will.
GQ_send GQ_send 10 years
if this girl has the things i'm looking for. yes i would but those types of girls are rare.
Marci Marci 10 years
I always put my best foot forward: Wore a favorite outfit, made sure my make-up and hair were nicely done. But the first few dates I never went all out for. That usually kicked in when I realized I really liked the guy and was going to continue to see him. :)
popgoestheworld popgoestheworld 10 years
I am a natural girl when it comes to grooming. No make-up, no hair coloring, no tanning etc. What you see is what you get, and I do it deliberately. It reflects who I am. So I would never change that for a date. I want a guy who likes natural, low maintenance girls, and who is attracted to someone who doesn't put a priority on the superficial. Every guy I've been with loves it because it takes me 5 minutes to get ready! Not to mention there is never that moment when a guy sees a girl without her full get up for the first time and is disappointed that she looks way better with make-up!
Advah Advah 10 years
I go for a combination of the two, but try to keep in mind that if the guy's interested in me enough to ask me out, then the colour of the shirt I'll be wearing, or wether my eye-liner's black or brown is not gonna make any difference, apart from making me feel awkward and uncomfortable. I just try to look pretty, to show that I'm excited about the date and just didn't get out of work. I usually try to wear outfits I really like, just because if I feel they make me look pretty I'll feel more comfortable. And the rest is just about enjoying the evening!
nessabum nessabum 10 years
with my guy now, the first three times i hung out with him, i didn't go out of my way to look great--i actually went out of the way to look normal, understated, and me. i didn't want him to think i was being fake or glamming up. i wanted him to see who i was for real.
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