To get to the bottom of the dating-meets-fashion debate, we enlisted Chiara Atik, a dating expert, blogger, and author of “Modern Dating: A Field Guide,” and asked her this question: Does what you wear on a first date really matter? So for people who don’t follow fashion closely, will their date’s clothing have an effect?
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For most of us, coming up with what to wear on a first date is pretty second nature.
Sure, we may go through a couple wardrobe changes before deciding on a final ensemble, but a clean shirt, a non-wrinkled dress and a nice pair of shoes all seem like obvious decisions for a first date outfit—but should we be more strategic in our choices? As it turns out, what to wear on a first date actually matters a whole lot more than any of us were aware of. Read through her insights below to find out more about why your clothes are important—some of her reasons might surprise you. Dressing yourself is a little bit like personal branding. If the person you’re seeing hasn’t talked to you yet, and is just looking at your photos on a dating profile or from across the room, they use clothing to determine if they might like you and if you might get along.
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