Only 1 chance to make the best first impression!
Prepare. Let's start with image. We really believe that you have one chance to make a good first impression. Take the adage “look successful, be successful” to heart. Maybe it’s time for a makeover (whether you are male or female). If you feel good about your appearance, you may feel more self-confident and you won’t have to spend cycles worrying about your appearance.
GET IN SHAPE.
Go to the gym, workout, and elevate your heart rate. It’s a great stress reliever and you will gain an inner-glow from the endorphins. The reference to "going to a gym" is a metaphor; get moving. As a cardiologist once said, "you don't want to get old."
Consider getting your hair professionally blow-dried before a date. For those of us over 40, see a board certified plastic surgeon and invest in some fillers for wrinkles a couple of weeks prior to dating (in case of bruising and for the fillers to have time to kick-in). Perhaps you could freshen your look with highlights or a spray tan. Many stores offer either complimentary makeup applications or charge a nominal fee, which often is applicable toward makeup or skincare products.
Is your work wardrobe winning you better dates?
Put some effort into it from your head to your toes; get a mani-pedi.
It may be appropriate to step it up a notch…or more. If you go out and look and feel good, you will emanate good energy which is infectious to others.
Give both your car and your home a good top to bottom cleaning. Your date may see your car on the first or second date. These symbols are reflections of you. Essentially, give yourself a clean, scrub and polish and then, maintain it. A spiffy car draws a lot of positive attention.