Most guys will never know (at least for many months) what it really takes to look as fresh and stepped-out-of-a-magazine as it does. We know you guys take showers and lay some clothes out on your pink bedspread, but we aren’t really aware of the thought that goes into the undies choice and your favorite bra. We are clueless about the side mustache plucks, the eyebrow teasing, the foundation and subtle blemish creams. We can’t even recall what piece of beautiful jewlelry dangles over your cleavage, what sort of hip hooped earrings make your whole face pop. We couldn’t tell you where you got your boots, or that your last minute choice to not wear the brown ones because they make your pants look washed out was a brilliant game time decision. We don’t know sh*t specifically. BUT in totality we FEEL it all. The overall picture is captured and appreciated and sweeps us off our sneakers. In dating and first impressions, even first 90 day impressions, all that stuff means something. If you are the type that “showcases”, your man appreciates it, even if he can’t itemize it.
Lastly, don’t think dudes don’t have their own pre-date showcase routines. Not all men are Pauly D’s in the mirror, but there are certain tricks of the trade (i.e. deodorant and trimming rogue pubes) that take considerable foresight and execution.