How Grooming Yourself Will Make You Feel Great!

Ronald Kennedy

Published Date: June 22, 2021

 

Rule Of Thumb: Get Your Hygiene Together

1st up! Smell Like A Rose!

No one, regardless of sexual gender, don’t wanna go out with someone smelling like stale corn chips and sweaty feet.

Some individuals after a few dates, will make you feel special and also feel more comfortable within themselves as well. Then, they start feeling comfortable and let their guard down. If a person starts feeling too relaxed, too soon then the nastiness slowly rears its ugly head!

Take jogging for example. Dude may be jogging near your neighborhood and decides to drop by; sweat and all! You would think he’d stop at home first to shower and freshen up. They start thinking they could just ‘pop by’ anytime; after a jog, right from work, out playing with the dog, etc.

Women could be guilty of this as well too, so you’re not off the hook! (This is not a good move for either party). So let’s start with the basics. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to follow this:

Don’t Be Afraid Of Water

Wash. Take a bath or shower. It sounds so obvious that it isn’t even worth mentioning, but we are mentioning it because it has been told to us enough times how badly some people on a date smelled.

Maybe the person was so busy, they forgot to shower! Maybe the water bill wasn’t paid for 2 months! (Hell, there’s still ‘spit & soap’) No…Just Kidding! Sometimes a little silliness sets in!

Or the person pops up, at your doorstep, ‘on a whim’ because they happen to be in the area. You try accepting this unexpected visit, but you’re turned off because they ‘smell like shit’ with ‘dead rat’ breath. Freshen up before visiting. Understand how important good hygiene is. Use deodorant soap & gargle.

We told you to bathe, but not in your cologne! Lighten up on the heavy use of cologne, aftershave or perfume. Many people are really sensitive to strong smells.

Make sure hair is neatly styled, cut or secured. People hate to see other people playing with their hair (Unless it’s a flirtatious way) or find hairs on their dinner plates (I personally think this is the worse).

Clip offending hairs from nostrils or ears. They are very noticeable and disgusting. (This goes for women too!)

Visualize yourself sitting across the table from someone with hair coming out of one nostril.

On the same note, women, shave your legs and underarms. Stubble isn’t sexy.

Guys, you shave too. Women hate to kiss stubble, it’s itchy. (Unless it was on actors George Clooney or Denzel Washington, then a little itchiness won’t matter.)

Are you a woman with noticeable facial hair? If you reluctantly answered ‘yes,’ then woman, you better get busy! Wax, bleach, shave it or get electrolysis. (Perform one or the other). Men don’t like women who have more facial hair than them. Along those same lines, if your first date involves wearing a bathing suit, make sure you’ve taken care of other unsightly body hair.

Also, clean the wax from your ears. As far as your nails are concerned; ‘clip them!’ Make sure your nail polish isn’t chipped and your nails are the same length and clean. (I personally love seeing beautifully trimmed, painted finger & toe nails.) It’s a turn off to me when the woman has chipped up nail polish.

Funky Breath Is A ‘Big No-No’

Brush and floss your teeth. The most attractive people can look gross if food is stuck in their teeth.

Take a little compact mirror on your date for the post dinner tooth check.

Or if you forgot your mirror, you can always use the ‘drop the napkin under the table and check your teeth in the restaurant cutlery’ trick.

Check for bad breath. To do this, breath into your hand (But not in front of your date) and sniff. Bad breath tips: chewing on a piece of bread or a cracker can eliminate bad breath. Brushing your tongue works too.

Bring some breath mints and dental floss to keep your breath smelling fresh all night (Do you want that ‘dead rat’ breath?) Then you’ll be prepared for the goodnight kiss. Also, the day of the date, avoid eating foods with a strong odor.

Pluck eyebrows. Men, this means you too. If you have one long eyebrow that grows across your forehead, pluck a space even with the space that’s between your eyes. Nobody is turned on by a uni-brow!

Sandals. If you plan to wear sandals, make sure your feet look nice. (Your toe nails shouldn’t look like bear claws!) A lot of people have foot fetishes and get really turned off by hairy, dirty, and gnarled toes.

Don’t overdo the makeup. False eyelashes, blue eye shadow, and caked-on foundation look fake. We’ve heard dudes say that ‘less is more’ – they like women to look natural, not cheap. Finalizing your dating check list is critical!

Getting Your House Ready

Even if you don’t meet at your place, there’s a chance that you might invite your date over at the end of the night. Just as you spend time getting yourself ready for the date, have things ready on the home front, too.

Here’s a case study of a situation that recently took place: “Take the case of Marni. When her date came to pick her up, the first thing he noticed was the dead grass on her front lawn. Inside, there were newspapers piled in the entryway and he saw dirty dishes on the table and in the sink.

In addition, the entire place reeked of cat odors and he saw at least fourteen cats roaming around the living room. Not only did the smell make him sick, but he was so turned off that she lived like such a pig that he said he had a headache and canceled the date right then.”

First Thing Is To ‘Kill The Odors’

Those lingering odors has to go! This includes pet odors, cooking odors, bathroom odors, or anything else that smells. To do this, you should empty the kitty box (Hopefully, you’re not one of those people that has 17 cats). Check the garbage in your home. If it’s full, empty it, then wash out that kitchen garbage can. (Don’t have the inside of your home smelling like the city dump).

You got dirty dishes in the sink? Then wash the damn things! Not only do they smell, but they reflect badly on you. Some tips on getting rid of odors are putting lemons or baking soda down your garbage disposal, boil cinnamon sticks on the stove top, or bake cinnamon powder in your toaster oven to give the scent of homemade apple pie.

Give your house a general cleaning as well. Vacuum, dust, make the bed. Generally straighten things up. Throw out any rotten food that has been growing mold in your refrigerator.

Your date might think that you are a slob, and you’ll probably be afraid to open the refrigerator door for fear they will be able to smell it from a mile away. Do a surface cleaning, but don’t make it so spic and span that your date is afraid to sit on your couch.

Don’t forget the medicine cabinet. Go through the medicine cabinet and make sure there’s nothing embarrassing in there, such as ‘adult diapers,’ ‘genital wart treatments,’ ‘suppositories,’ or ‘five empty bottles of cough syrup.’

In Conclusion

Just remember to ‘put your best foot forward.’ That ‘first impression’ is so important. So regarding your home, In addition, go through your place with a fine tooth comb.

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Here are some quick tips on how to make your house romantic, without looking obvious:

  1. Light scented candles.
  2. Leave a dish of chocolates on the table. Chocolates are an aphrodisiac.
  3. Leave a bowl of fresh fruit on the table.
  4. Have fresh flowers around the house.
  5. Put potpourri in the bathroom.
  6. Change the color of some light bulbs to pink or red.
  7. Invest in a nice blanket for the couch. It suggests you like to snuggle.
  8. Have some mood music playing in the background. Victoria Secret has some great sensual CD’s.

Open this to continue reading amazing tips on do’s & don’ts of how men and women should act when on first dates.

Comments

  1. Timo says:

    Now I must say that this has been the most entertaining post that I have read since I have been on the WA platform. I have you bookmarked. I got a glimpse of OL Doris or Delores, I can’t remember, but she is the horny, 88 year old…that was hilarious my friend. Look forward to your tips as well as your entertainment.

    Laughs,

    Timo

  2. Timo says:

    Now I must say that this has been the most entertaining post that I have read since I have been on the WA platform. I have you bookmarked. I got a glimpse of OL Doris or Delores, I can’t remember, but she is the horny, 88 year old…that was hilarious my friend. Look forward to your tips as well as your entertainment.

    Laughs,

    Timo

    1. Ronald Kennedy says:

      Timo, On behalf of Dirty ol’ Doris and myself, we’d like to say ‘thank you very much.’ LOL. Glad you enjoyed it. Hopefully, my tips can help those searching for their soul mate, find that person with no problems.

    2. Thank you for bookmarking me. Also, please give my post a FB ‘like.’

  3. Kokontala says:

    Hi! I’ve just gone through your post and believe me I liked it. I must say that I agree with you that bathing is not applying too much cologne because too much fragrance is not good for other people. Bathing and making sure that your hair is neat can simply be charming. And having yourself cleaned up is very refreshing, both for the body and mind. This is a great article you’ve shared, thanks. I will be sharing it further too.

    1. Ronald Kennedy says:

      I can’t say enough about good grooming and hygiene. It goes without saying that a person, man or woman, shouldn’t walk around funky. It’s a complete ‘turn off’ when someone comes around smelling like stale corn chips, underarms and feet. Give my site a ‘like’ 

  4. J W RIDDELL says:

    It was always my Nana who kept me on the straight and narrow. I couldn’t seem to get a date, but she taught me how important it is for men to be groomed well. My daughter has picked up her lessons too; we both vacuum, dust our rooms daily, make our beds every morning at 6 am sharp! Though grooming isn’t as much of an interest in recent years (I still shave, though!), toilet smells are more like potpourri than scented candles these days because they’re so strong when you need them most during those “special” moments with your love-interest or whoever may have walked into that room…

    1. Ronald Kennedy says:

      That ‘first impression’ is so important when meeting anyone new. You’d hate to shock someone with nastiness and funk. You just have to make sure you’re well maintained, well polished and presentable at all times.

  5. Darren says:

    Howdy Ronald,

    I headed over and checked out your post on grooming before a date and I have to say I found it really entertaining.  I think the topic and the areas you covered are definitely relevant for those looking to hook up with someone.  I really like the way you write with humour as well.  I did click on the “dead rat breath” link that went to a Wikipedia page about rats, when I was expecting info probably on bad breath, so I thought that was a little confusing and maybe not relevant to the topic. Other than that, I think you’ve done a pretty good job.

    Cheers

    Darren

    1. Ronald Kennedy says:

      Hi my friend Darren, thank you for reading my post. I try to keep my writings light and entertaining. When it comes down to preparing ourselves for that first date, we have to get it all together.

  6. Cogito says:

    Hi Ronald. Thank you for very interesting article. Some of points here should be obvious, like taking care about hygiene, but unfortunately are not for too many. But I love your tips how to make home more romantic, especially having nice blanket on couch seems obvious but I never thought about it. Looking forward to use your advices in practice.

    1. Ronald Kennedy says:

      I’m happy you enjoyed my interesting article. You’d be amazed at how many folks ignore the basics on proper hygiene, These I listed on my post are ‘no brainers,’ but people just seem to ‘skate through life on funky ice.” 

  7. Michal Bahno says:

    I don’t even remember how stumbled upon your article, but decide to leave a comment. 

    I find it very interesting and even though I am not a woman, the tips regarding the household and great. 

    These are simple, yes, but very practical, easy to apply and yet we all forget on one thing or another. 

    Anyways thanks again for putting this all together

    I am gonna go and vacuum the house now 😉 

    1. Ronald Kennedy says:

      Thank you my friend for stumbling on to my post (All stumble’s are welcomed)LOL. You would think practical things we should be doing, are no-brainers. Yet, they’re folks out there that says, “Take me as I am. Funk and All.” Thanks Michal for sticking around.

  8. Aparna says:

    Wonderful article about grooming. I loved it. Great tips and fabulous writing style. The humor is kick-ass and totally there! My compliments. 

    A lot of guys neglect to groom, and I can’t even begin to tell you just how disgusting ear and nose hair look. Granted that God’s not been too kind to everyone, but it does not hurt to appear socially acceptable. 

    Regards,

    Aparna

    1. Ronald Kennedy says:

      Hey Aparna, God just couldn’t give out enough common sense to folks. Some still don’t give a crap on how they carry themselves. I agree when you touched on the fact of appearing to be, at least, “socially accepted” – there’s nothing wrong with that.

  9. Best article I have read in months! Really. You should write a book aka Jerome K Jerome… Thirteen cats in a boat 😛

    1. Thank you my friend for stopping by. Yes I did write a humor book. It’s titled “How to Select a Compatible mate.” You can check out a small free sample of my book by going to: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/717520

  10. Mason Sieloff says:

    Amazing website, I think most people do take accountability in their relationship to seek out help in their relationship and learn how to have a healthy relationship. This website can teach you how to do that and has been a tool I have used to help my relationship. I suggest anyone who wants a healthy relationship to do this as well.

    1. Ronald Kennedy says:

      Thank you for the complement. Having a clean, safe and healthy relationship is what it’s all about. ‘Cleanliness is next to Godliness’ I always say. Who needs the funk? LOL!

  11. MIchel says:

    I had a good laugh reading this. I have been off the dating scene for many years, but I often hear stories from my single friends of their nightmare first dates and the dirty house one that came up very often. If you live on your own clean up as you go and you won’t find yourself with a huge problem on the day of that special date.

    It doesn’t take a hell of a lot to be neat and presentable, as well as have a shower or bath daily, but some people clearly find this to be a bother.  To me, there is nothing worse than having to spend time with somebody that smells dirty or has bad breath. That is definitely on the top of my list of things that turn me off. 

    1. Ronald Kennedy says:

      I agree Michel, some folks just don’t give a crap! Both sexes have these issues. They have to get their act together if they’re gonna make a good impression. First impressions is what ‘long term’ is based upon.

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