All you have to do is dress well and make a mean cocktail. Well, maybe not ALL…
Guys—if you’re looking in the mirror and you see ^this^ confused face looking back at you, the first step is to look down. What are you wearing?
We all hate to believe it, but physical appearance is indeed what forms our instant impression of a person. You could be funnier than Jimmy, richer than Mark, or love puppies more than Evan, but we won’t be able to see past your ratty tee and gym shoes if you don’t step up the effort just a teeny bit.
Or a lot. Maybe grab a ladder.
THAT SUIT THOUGH
A tailored suit. That’s really all it takes, guys. ESQ — a Chicago bespoke suiting shop — can cite da Bears’ Matt Forte as a fan… Super fan to be exact (he has his own ESQ collection). And once you look as good as Matt does in a suit, well, consider your mission to get the girl nearly complete.
SWEATER WHETHER (or not you want to)
Sweaters. Women love sweaters. It might be our favorite thing about fall other than PSLs. (Guy translation: The overpriced orange coffee she makes you pick up at Starbucks every morning in October). Now, if you delivered the latte while wearing a cozy knit pullover… Daammnnn boy. You’re in.
SHOW OFF YOUR SKILLS
Now that she’s said yes to a date, it’s time to actually PLAN a date. Whether you’re staying in for some Netflix+Chill or you’re treating her to a night on the town, start the date off by impressing the crap out of her, bartender style. With the help of Cocktail Courier, you can concoct a professional-quality beverage for her in your own kitchen. No searching the produce section for a “sprig of mint” required.
Hint: Try the herb section next time.
EMBRACE YOUR LACK OF SKILL
So you can make a drink. *Pat on the back* But can you make the meal? *Drops drink on the floor in panic* It’s OK, dude, don’t worry. Kitchensurfing has your back. The chef will bring all of her own equipment and ingredients to your pad, then cook, serve, and clean up all of it. You don’t have to lift a finger. Plus, she’ll appreciate that you were transparent about your lack of cooking expertise, saving her the awkward, “yeah, this reheated chicken and siracha is delicious.”