What to Wear on a First Date

By Suzanne M.

I have been asked to join some fellow Canadian bloggers who write a blog called True Love Bites, available at http://www.truelovebites.ca

It is a relationship blog, with a twist of humour, which explores a wide range of topics, including "First Dates". Which got me thinking about what people wear on a first date, fashion wise.

Do they dress fancy? Casual? Deliberately dress down? Or try to find a balance... "Business Casual" has so many definitions it is truly undefinable.

So perhaps the best term for this scenario is "Date Casual", which is to say casual, but the clothes is usually freshly cleaned, the person is recently shaved, showered, etc - which unfortunately means that some women will rush home after work, shower, shave their legs, do their hair, pick out clothing, and then rush back out to meet the 6:45 date. While men, depending on the person, may simply go straight from work to their date, wearing the same clothes they wore since 8 AM, with a 5 O'clock shadow, etc.

Check out the video below for example (which was shown on a recent post on True Love Bites) and notice how the two people meeting for the first time end up talking about his sports jacket (and WTH does she not know what a sports jacket is???) She shows up wearing a jacket that looks like a cross between a trench coat and a fuzzy bathrobe, but somehow the topic ends up being about his idiotic sports jacket.

Yes, the video is more about the concept of Augmented Reality Dating - but even though their reality is augmented using their contacts, they still feel the need to "dress casual but professional" on a first date. So it really comes down to first impressions.

Too Professional - Might make the person seem too boring and rigid.
Too Casual - Might make the person seem sloppy and lazy.
Just Right - Somewhere closer towards a happy medium, hence "Date Casual".

NOT TO BE CONFUSED WITH "dating casually" or "casual dating", which refers to people who go out on dates with many different people, but don't actually form long term relationships with them because they just want to try lots of different people on like someone shopping for shoes.

So for example lets look at the images below.

Overall very casual, but the blazer jacket makes it slightly more professional.
A blend of casual and professional, but looks pretty boring. Too much grey.
On the left the scarf makes her look more professional and artistic, but still flirty.

On the right the large bag and loss of the scarf makes her look easy and sloppy.

And because this is a Canadian website we should also talk about what happens during the winter. Do you sacrifice being warm for the sake of fashion? Or do you manage to combine smart fashion with something that keeps you really warm? Like a parka, poncho, knitted sweater dress, etc.

Below, some samples of ponchos.

I even saw a guy recently outside wearing a poncho while he was playing Pokemon Go. So it is both fashionable and practical. In other news it is snowing outside my window...

In more other news here are some posts from True Love Bites. Check 'em out!
Augmented Reality Speed Dating Platform
Politics, Love, Trumpites and Dealbreakers
Five Tips for Restaurant Dates
Marriage and Popping the Question
The Girlfriendzone
Jian Ghomeshi, the Sexual Predator and why "Not Gu...
Promocode for Couples Archery Lessons in Toronto
The Lavishness of Hobby Specific Gifts
So-Called "Nice Guys" and the Real Reason Why "Nic...
Ashley Madison's Phoney Accounts
10 Tips for Dating Asian People in Canada
TrueLoveBites.ca - New Domain Name
Badoo Sucks and I will tell you why
Valentines is coming, Rose Colour Meanings + Bizar...
Monogamy Vs Monotony
How to get a Boyfriend - Chinese Wisdom
Funny Text Message Breakups
7 Great Romantic Getaways in Canada
Attractiveness, Kissing and Oral Health
Would you date a deaf person?
5 Ways to Spot if your Date is a Serial Killer
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5 Ways to Spot a Serial Dater
Exercise and Common Lies people post on Personals
Do's and Don'ts of Dating Vegans and Vegetarians
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Dating Academic Cheaters
An Essay on Cheating and Breaking Up
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5 Valentines Gift Ideas
Learning Your Lessons when it comes to Dating
Christmas - The Relationship Breaker???
Jealousy Fuelled Rage and Temper Tantrums
Advanced Kissing Skills 101
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Lots of Single Chinese Women can't find a husband
Breaking Up With An Overly Attached Girlfriend
College Relationships
Three Dates Equals Sex
How to Fake It and get into their Pants
What to talk about during a First Date
The Fake Out
How to Ask a Woman on a Date
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