Are you tired of psyching yourself up to approach gorgeous women only to hear the words “sorry, I’ve got a boyfriend”? Feeling like you’re going to vomit as you walk up to introduce yourself, only for that little glimmer of hope to be crushed by a few simple words. Maybe it’s not your approach or what you’re saying. She’s probably made the decision whether she’s going to talk to you, before you’ve even opened your mouth. That decision… is based on your image.
The dating game is a funny old thing. For many single guys, it’s a journey full of excitement, frustration and gut wrenching rejection. Any bits of advice that can assist in the quest to find ‘the one’ are like that designer piece you stumble across when rummaging through the rails at TK Maxx. I’ve wrote about style and attraction before. But this time I wanted to tackle it from a different angle. What men’s fashion turns women off? I decided to put the question to the ladies of Twitter, keep reading to find out what they said.
Spending hours or minutes getting ready only for you to give off the wrong message when you’re out, is a waste of time. But the difficult thing is knowing where you’re going wrong. It’s unlikely the women you meet are going to be up front about it and often close friends don’t want to hurt your feelings.
The bonus of getting your style right is huge! Women will actually strike up a conversation with you based on what you’re wearing. I know, it’s happened to me so many times in the past. This saves you walking the green mile, stomach in knots, to approach the girl in the across the room.
So here are the top five pieces of men’s fashion that are turning women off you!
- Scruffy/pointy shoes: Both got a mention here. First it was scruffy shoes, although Converse trainers are the exception. But also excessively pointy shoes seem to be more ‘vom than nom’ when it comes to men’s footwear.
- Trousers that are too short: We used to refer to them as ‘half mast’ when I was in high school. But trousers that are too short could be harming your chances when it comes to meeting women. Make sure you buy the right length and if they’re too long see a seamstress or tailor, just don’t let them get too happy with those scissors!
- Flip flops: people are generally funny about feet. But I agree here, I’m not a fan of men in flip flops at all. Especially not in the city (it’s ok by the beach or pool). There are far more stylish footwear options for guys in summer that flip flops should be banished for good.
- Uggs for men: You’ll notice that there is a footwear theme developing here. Remember all the stuff you used to read about women taking note of a guy’s shoes. If this list is anything to go by it appears to be true. Men in uggs is another nauseating shoe choice. They’re questionable on women at times, so guys stay well clear.
- Tightly fitted items: I mentioned in my post top 5 fashion regrets that getting the right fit is actually harder than many people think. When trying to improve their fit guys that are prone to wearing items that are too big often go the other way. The problem is that sometimes they then go too tight, which can just be as bad. You don’t want buttons popping open on your chest or trousers that show off your ‘lunch box’.
That was the top turn offs that came out the most when I asked on Twitter. If you’re guilty you now know where you’re going wrong.
Guys, I’d love to hear about any items that you may have had bad feedback on from women? Ladies, I’d love to hear about what men’s fashion pieces turn you off a guy?
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