When it comes to dating, they say first impressions are everything. That’s why first dates can feel like a lot of pressure sometimes. But how long do you really have to make that lasting first impression? According to a new study, 12 minutes is all it takes for a person to decide whether or not they’re interested in dating you.
For those who are navigating the sugar daddy dating world, the research also revealed some valuable insight into what people are most often judged on during a first date. The majority of people (64%) judge their potential partner’s smile first, followed by whether or not they maintain eye contact (58%), and the tone of their voice (25%). In other words, pay attention to how often you’re smiling, your level of eye contact, and your tone of voice if you want to succeed in sugar daddy dating.
When it comes to the worst first-date impressions, 59% of the dating singles said the most off-putting quality is body odor, 53% said bad breath, and 38% were put off by swearing.
Thanks to the age of technology, your first impression starts well before the actual first date. One in 20 dating singles admitted to doing an online search, specifically on Facebook and Twitter, before meeting in person. So, be aware of what’s being posted on your online social media profiles.
If you’re interested in dating an older man, you might consider doing a little prep work before meeting in person—you wouldn’t be the only one. It turns out that a quarter of the singles polled will make changes to their physical appearance before meeting a potential partner in order to leave that lasting impression. For women, the most popular picks were a trip to the hair salon, a new perfume, or a fresh manicure.
From our experience, the trick to standing out and getting ahead in the sugar daddy dating game is to pay attention to the little details. Fresh breath, clean nails, and a genuine smile can go a long way in showing a potential sugar daddy that you really are dating material.
When getting ready for a first date, make sure you wear something that’s comfortable and sexy, but that still reflects you as a person. Don’t try to be something you’re not, because while you may land that first impression, it’s only going to get harder to keep up the façade.
What do you think: What do you do before going on a first date with a potential sugar daddy?
“You have just 12 MINUTES to impress on a date… and it’s the smile, eye contact and breath that are immediately judged, according to research,” Daily Mail web site, April 17, 2014; http://goo.gl/0kNu7d.