All The Single Men


Less than a week into the new year and already I’ve had three guys tell me that, for them, 2010 will be the year of not being single (I uncharacteristically accomplished something before the deadline and fulfilled this particular new year’s resolution already, prompting readers to request that we edit our About page.)

So, in an effort to help direct these single searchers toward coupledom, I’ve queried a few ladies — single and not — to weigh in on things they never want to see a guy wear on a first date.

Let’s start from the bottom up:

Tevas and Crocs. Oh, Tevas and Crocs. Bad enough without socks, but with socks? As Aleya, 23, says, “uh, that’s quick cause for a 180.”

A guy I used to work with asked me how I’d feel about a dude wearing pumps on the first date. At first I thought he meant heels, but then realized he meant those sneakers (Below: Reebok Pumps) you literally have to pump up every so often so they have the right bounce. He was on his way to purchase a pair to wear on his date after work — “I think it’d be funny to stop in the middle of the street to pump up my shoes.” Maybe after you’ve secured a second date, but the first? Awk.

Personally, I’m a fan of the man-skinnies (mannies?) — well, more like, I’m a fan of guys who can pull off skinnies. However, others, as they often do, would disagree. HJ, 24, says ripped skinnies are a definite no, and Katrina, 25, wants a guy to have pants loose enough that he can actually sit down at dinner. To each his own.

After she got through listing obvious no items like pit-stained or pizza-stained shirts and mismatched socks, T, 24, said frilly shirts are a no-go. Pink may be making its way into the male wardrobe, but frills have a long way to go. Boys, please don’t be a pirate.

Yea, we want you to look good, but there’s something to be said about male aesthetics. There’s a reason why silver foxes are so foxy, why George Clooney is still the ultimate bachelor, and why elderly men can still get it on even if they can’t always get off. Basically, most of you get better with age! So aside from keeping your face clean and moisturized, avoid excessive makeup. We don’t want your face rubbing off on our shirts — aiite? And, uh, we’ll try not to do it either.

Katrina said mustache and I thought it was funny. Ask around, see if facial hair really is the right choice for you, then decide whether or not it’s a good thing to bring on a first date. After all, it’s just hair.

Ok, forget what I said in the last bit. Hair’s important, as Lo, 25, points out. Topanga realized it when she chopped off her hair in an effort to prove that inner beauty was more important — she failed. So please don’t wear a baseball cap to the first date because we’re going to assume that you’re ashamed of whatever’s under there — and plus, we don’t want anything to obstruct your delightful face. We all have our insecurities, so work with what you’ve got and we’ll forget all about a little thinning…and…receding.


19 Responses to “All The Single Men”

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