On a Date Never Be Caught…

We understand how excited a person is when s/he has to go on a date. But, wearing the best clothes and using the best perfume is not it! There’s more than that you need to be careful about, if you want to win over your date. We list down 5 things you should never be caught in on a date

1. Digging Your Nose
There’s tracing the journey of your hand – you hold on to the train handle with it, you dig your nose with it, you eat with it. So much for hygiene! You may be dressed to kill, smelling of a sexy perfume, but as soon as your little finger makes its way up your little nose, the real you is exposed. Trust us, it’s gross. And why would you want to do this to your perfectly manicured nails? It is a cardinal sin to be seen with a finger in your nose, anywhere in the world, especially when you’re on a date. If you must clean the insides, go to the loo. But don’t forget to wash your hands after doing the dirty deed.

2. In Black Pant and Brown Shoes
Brown and black clash, period! Don’t ever think of teaming them together. We’re sure you own a pair of black pant or trousers, but we aren’t sure whether you own a pair of black shoes too. If you don’t, go shopping immediately. Brown shoes on black pants and vice versa look horrendous. Please don’t think you can add colour to your life by sporting different colours on yourself. Own a pair of brown and black shoes to be worn with trousers of the same colour. Remember, shoes make a man and you don’t want to make a brown statement!

3. With Hair in Your Nostrils
Yes, we know hair is a sign of vanity, but not when it’s growing out of your nose. Nothing is a bigger turn off than seeing those ugly curls playing hide and seek from under your nose. You may love Lalu Prasad Yadav, but please don’t ape his style statement. Get yourself a manicure kit and use the slimmest pair of scissors. And this is not meant to be a festive makeover or something that you do just before a date. Make this a weekly habit, and if need be, do it even more frequently!

4. With Ink Stains
Pens are supposed to be status symbols guys, and one that leaks is sure to stain your image. Please stop using the pen that you picked up from the train or found lying around. Don’t even dare to remove it out on a date. Use something that is classier and keeps your hands clean. After all, you can’t be possibly shaking ink stained hands or exhibiting them on your phone’s keypad. Besides being a turn off, dirty hands also reflect unprofessionalism and a callous attitude. So, make sure you: A) use a pen that is at least worth Rs 20 and B) dispose it once it’s served it’s purpose!

5. Spitting
Just because the taxi-wallas do it doesn’t mean that you can do it too. It’s not only gross but also as down market as anything can get. We’re assuming that you’ll never reach the stage when you have to spit out guthka in the coffee shop corridor or out of the car window at a signal, but even chuckling chewing gum is just as bad. If you’re particular about looking prim and proper, you need to do things right. Yes, you’re allowed to gargle after the dinner date, but we draw the line at that!

– Vipasha Pillai


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