Saturday, 01 November 2008
I overheard this at my parents' dinner party. It's definitely true. Have you ever noticed that you can spend an hour perfecting the hottest eye shadow combination and your guy won't even notice? Or that you bought the trendiest new dress with the hottest print and you may as well be wearing sweatpants?
We turn to Cosmo for an explanation. I will not go into all of my objections against Cosmo here (suffice it to say, I was bored), but in an old issue of the magazine, the editors asked males to rate what they most wanted a female to wear on a first date. The results:
1) A white t-shirt with a denim skirt or jeans
2) A mini-dress
Okay, I'll stop right there. Am I the only one who finds this frustrating? My friends and I agree that often the best part of a first date is getting ready. All the anticipation is there, and you take that extra bit of time to look good. All they want is a pair of jeans?
Clearly, there's something to the "Dress for women; undress for men" maxim. And I don't like mini-dresses either. It's cold. The super-cool Grecian draped dress I just bought will only be appreciated by my girlfriends? Why, cruel world?
So, do you find that guys prefer a more casual, subtle look to something cool, new and hip? Why is this so?
How much time do you put into figuring out what to wear on a first date?