What matters most to Women. SingleDad asked dating and relationship expert, KarenLee Poter and a group of her friends to talk about Men and their style and grooming habits. If Women could dress and style you, what would it be like?
If Women Could Dress Men…
SingleDad asked KarenLee Poter and a group of her friends to sit around a table with a couple of glasses of wine and talk about; Mens Grooming, Style, and Good first impressions…
obviously needs to be washed. I prefer for it to be styled. I like a man who
takes pride in his hairstyle for example, use hair gel to spike up the front. I
like that day old beard but not too long ‘cause it ends up looking too scruffy.
of hair, No nose hair or ear hair. Yuck it’s disgusting.
fingernails, they can’t be dirty or long. I wouldn’t want those gross talons on
me. Also, no long toenails either.
Denise: I like
man-scaping to be done down below.
Couldn’t agree more – it’s only considerate to keep it trimmed, but I love
chest hair so no shaving that. Back hair is acceptable, but not desirable. Eyebrows
can be trimmed up a bit, but too much plucking is no good.
get me started on teeth…If a guy wants to kiss you, he better have white teeth.
I have spent many a night looking at a blind date’s missing, blackened, or
severely crooked teeth wondering why they didn’t do something about them. It’s
a deal breaker.
Denise: And good
smelling breath – nothing worse than bad breath.
KarenLee: A few other miscellaneous thoughts: adult acne
needs to be treated, moles or skin tags need to be removed from the face, and a
guy turns me on if he’s got some muscle tone.
KarenLee: I like a man who wears a cool necklace. A small
pendant of family or religious significance shows what the man feels is
important. I’m not into a lot of bling – feels like I’m dating Mr. T.
Denise: A silver
chain bracelet with leather trim is cool, but no big gemstones – too feminine.
are manly and show some sophistication. I’m not into the diamond bezel showoff
watches. I like rings too – again not with diamonds or large stones.
are a must with any pants when belt loops are showing. No ridiculous buckles
unless you’re dating a Harley rider.
sunglasses in doors. What are these guys thinking?
are they hiding something? And can we talk about socks, and underwear? No holes
and they must be clean. If a guy doesn’t have a pair of clean, hole-free socks
and underwear, he must be hurting financially or is a slob.
Sarah: How about
too much cologne?
KarenLee: I love
manly cologne, but agree that too much can be overpowering. Conversely the flip
side is the absolute necessity of deodorant so that there’s no trace of body
show a lot about the man. If they’re really beat up and full of holes– it shows
that he doesn’t take pride in his appearance.
Linda: I don’t
like a guy who wears gym shoes on a date. If we are going to the gym that’s one
thing, but anytime in the evening, a nice pair of black or brown would be best.
a clean shirt is always a good start. If there are stains, holes, or if it’s
too tight and his stomach is bulging out – not good.
Linda: No sweat
pants, unless we’re playing basketball.
KarenLee: Same goes
for wearing a sports jersey or sweat shirt on a evening date.
Linda: I can’t
stand baseball caps on a Saturday night.
KarenLee: For a first date, a guy made me a delicious
dinner. He planned the menu in advance, and I helped chop some of the
vegetables. We spent the night sipping wine and tasting the food as he prepared
it. It was a treat to be pampered like that. Men don’t need to be gourmet
cooks, but it sure leaves a woman feeling like a princess on the first date.
Karen Lee Poter is the writer and host of Love-Encore,an
internet talk show about dating, sex & relationships the second time
around. She holds a masters degree in social work from the University of
Illinois, but her expertise on the subject comes from her personal experiences
after her husband passed away. Karen has 3 kids, 2 dogs, and a passion for
inspiring people to laugh and find love again. She has been featured on the
radio, books and several blog sites. www.love-encore.com
Richard “RJ” Jaramillo, is the Founder of SingleDad.com,
a website and social media resource dedicated to single parenting and specifically for the newly divorced, re-married, widowed and single Father with children.
RJ is self employed, entrepreneur living in San Diego and a father of three children. The mission of SingleDad is to help the community of Single Parents
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