If you're having trouble meeting the right person guys, it's time to do a gut check. Here are five things a guy should never wear on a first date. If you are, stop it now.

 

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To help you avoid a major derailment on your first date, here’s five things you should never wear and why according to Lifestyle Magazine. Makes sense to me. Ladies, what do you think? Comment below.

Flip Flops (Or Any Type Of Sandal)

If you are a man over the age of 55 then you can wear sandals whenever you like, just not on a date. Even if you live in the blazing heat of Arizona, Texas or Mexico, there is no excuse for men to be wearing sandals on a date. Flip flops are the Florida of sandals and should only be worn poolside, beach side (lakeside is unacceptable) or in a hotel so that your feet do not touch the germ-filled floors. That's it. Not on a first appearance date.

Shorts

According to women, men wearing shorts is a hit or a miss. At times, physically repulsive. Men can wear shorts while swimming or doing physical activity. Shorts are not for dates, unless you happen to find yourself on a yacht (in which case, we will forgive you; I mean, you own a yacht) or emerged in a body of water.

Your Phone On Your Belt

The only person who can pull off the phone on the belt thing is Dwight K. Schrute from The Office and he is a fictional character. Are you an on-call physician? An ambulance driver? A highly demanded psychic to the stars? Then why on earth would you need to clip your phone onto your belt as though it’s an external organ you can’t live without? Besides, all phones should be put on silent during a date anyhow.

Your Heart On Your Sleeve

There is a difference between being charmingly open and emotively disastrous. Enough said. Get a grip.

 

Your Years Of Emotional Baggage

We have all had our hearts stomped on by evil exes. That’s how you know you are alive. But no one needs to hear about your rainbow of horrible relationships on a first date. Let the fantasy of you both being past-less ride out for as long as possible. Also, using a first date to regain some attention or provoke jealousy from your ex is cruel and stupid.

 

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Hope you had a chance to do an inventor of yourself while reading this article. Even if you're married, you can do a double check at times to make sure you're not losing it. Being yourself is the best advice. Remember, first impressions really are important.