Groom yourself carefully beforehand (nose check, ear check, teeth check, fingernail check). Easy on the aftershave and perfume. And don’t forget the breath strips. Apparently, the basics are what people care about most.
“The biggest issue before you go on a date is that you take a shower, wash your hair, and brush your teeth,” says Jane Waver, health editor, which teamed up with Elle magazine to query twenty seven thousand people about dating. “These seem like very obvious things, but the answers from both men and women show us that these are big pet peeves.”