I, like most people, worry a lot about what to wear on a date. I worry about what to wear to the pub with my friends so of course I’m going to worry about what I wear on a date. River Island have made me feel a bit better, though, as they’ve surveyed 2000 men and found out a few things. Do men really notice your date night outfit? Do men like women to dress a certain way on a date? I was interested to find out, and I thought I’d share my thoughts on their findings from the survey.
Only 50% of men notice their date’s new haircut
I’m not at all surprised by this. I’ve had plenty of times at work where a male colleague has complimented my new hair, only for me to say ‘well, I’ve washed it…’ as that’s all I’d done. But I’ve come in with a brand new, totally different, colour, and they’ve not noticed a thing. I think it’s something women just tend to notice more than men, and that’s okay-as long as I love my hair I’m not really bothered what anyone else thinks.
Only 9% of men notice if a woman is wearing a push-up bra
I’m not sure I would notice if my friend was wearing a push-up bra, and I know what a push-up bra looks like on me. Your average man won’t know what a push-up bra looks like under clothes, I’m sure.
48% of young men (18-24) remember their date’s dress style after a first date
Okay, so it IS worth me thinking about what to wear then. I don’t want someone reminding me in three years time that I looked terrible on our first date!
49% of men prefer women to wear dresses on their first date
I wonder if this is a traditional, gender stereotype thing, liking women to look ‘girly’ and ‘pretty’? I think sod what men want and wear what YOU like to wear, if you love dresses then go with it but if you’re a jeans and tee kind of girl, then rock those jeans. I love a dress but I’m comfier in jeans and a shirt, so that’s my go to date outfit. Sorry, men!
44% of men are more concerned with the conversation than what their date is wearing
YES MEN! I am VERY pleased to hear this. I think it’s nice to make an effort to look nice (whatever that means to you) and it’s nice for the man I’m dating to do the same. I wouldn’t be impressed if my date turned up with his lunch all down his front, for example. But, as long as he’s clean and tidy, I’m not massively bothered what my date wears either. I DO remember what he says, whether he has similar views on things to me, interesting hobbies, and a good personality. It’s good to know that a lot of men are thinking the same about me.
*This is a collaborative post with River Island. All words, thoughts and opinions are my own.