Most first dates present the modern-day girl with one of two circumstances: Either you met online or you met while you were out with your friends at a dimly lit bar after three shots of tequila. Either way, it’s your prerogative to show him (or her!) your best self since pictures or your tipsy alter ego hardly do you justice. But there are just so many things to consider. Here are 10 thoughts we all have when we’re primping and prepping in the hours minutes before the date.
1. Think he’ll notice if I have third-day hair? How about fifth-day hair? But what if I use lots of dry shampoo? That’ll work, right? Sure … unless he runs his hands through my hair …
2. Do I really have to shave? After all, it is just a first date. But what if he touches my knee?
3. Ugh, what if he wasn’t worth shaving for? Am I being catfished? What if he’s really 30 years older than he said he was? That would totally be a wasted shave job.
4. If I spray perfume right before I leave, will it be too obvious I was trying to smell good for him? So what about just a really good smelling hair oil? That should be a nice compromise.