What happened to the dress on a first date? The last time a girl impressed me with one was years ago. It doesn’t matter much if she was pretty or not (she was), but she wore something which completely maximized her look. There is this art — I forget what it’s called — where you get into a person’s mind and detach them from reality. You create a powerful image in their head which makes them forget about reason and logical thought. Time becomes distorted and this person is ready to drop everything just for ten more minutes with you. But you’re not practicing this when you roll up in pantsuits or an unflattering pair of jeans.
When a girl looks standard issue on a first date, she just lost an opportunity for me to increase her value and decide to put in an unreasonable amount of work and time to get her naked on my bed. Girls analyze their failed dates with men and look for that one magic reason why he didn’t call again. But it’s never just one thing — it’s a dozen things. A girl has never completely lost me because I didn’t like her style, but getting that right means she can screw up on other things, like not having lips as soft as butter left out at room temperature for one hour.