How to Make a Good First Impression

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How to Make a Good First Impression: Dating Advice for Men

Every relationship begins with a first impression. And it turns out that improving your odds of making a good first impression on a date isn’t as hard as you think. Studies have proven there are certain characteristics in men that women find attractive. In an excellent article about being more alluring, Diane Faith, a top Image Consultant in Phoenix, lists the top four most important body features in men:

(1) Smile,

(2) Body shape, 

(3) Confidence, and

(4) Heavy stubble.

These 4 features are telling indications of what traits women find initially attractive in a man.



We’re all judged by our physical features. While this feels like a shallow thing to say, it’s simply a fact, especially in the dating game. Paying attention to the details of your appearance can’t be overlooked – and this goes beyond basic hygiene. You owe it to yourself to know what haircut looks best on you. Straightening your teeth could be a worthwhile investment. Learning how to dress in a way that is flattering to your build and features can make a huge difference in how women perceive you.


Heavy stubble was rated as most attractive across the board in a study of women and heterosexual men. If you can grow a “heavy stubble” beard, try wearing it for a while to see what changes (Check out Diane’s article for a perfect example).



Diane says a V-shaped body on a man is most attractive to women. You might not have this sought-after build, but you can take care of the body you have. The most physical trait that will always affect your physical appearance negatively is a protruding stomach. Let’s face it: none of us find it attractive on anyone. Eliminating that belly doesn’t necessarily mean becoming a body builder. What it does mean is spending time exercising and learning how to eat right. Working out to stay fit and healthy looks good on everybody. See a personal trainer, and find a workout routine that will get you the results you want. Clean up your diet, and learn how to keep your body healthy from the inside out.



While your physical appearance may be the first thing women notice about you on a date, it won’t take them long to start picking up on your personality. While you should never compromise being who you are, staying “true to yourself” is never an excuse for poor manners or inappropriate behavior. Every personality has strengths and weaknesses, and the more self-aware you can be about your weaknesses the more power you will have to balance those traits. True confidence indicates a security in who you are as a person. It stems from choosing to like yourself, and then confidently be who you are. This self-assuredness, paired with appropriate humility, is perceived as strength and will make all your other qualities look better.


How to Make a Good First Impression: Dating Advice for Men

Making a good first impression on a date is all in the details. Investing a little more time and energy into improving your overall appearance, health, and personality can have huge long-term affects on your dating life. Fore more personalized advice on how to make changes for a dynamic first impression, check out my “Dud to Stud” makeover programs.

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