Falls Church News-Press: Manicure? Check. Blowout? Check. Maxed out AmEx from charging new dress? Check. Fresh waxing even though he won’t see my treasure trove for another three dates? Check.

I am a firm believer in the idea that you never get a second chance to make a first impression. I wasn’t much of a dater, I was more of a trick him into liking you kind of guy, but the simple fact remained the same, if you want to trick someone into liking you, you should smell good, be polite and not have lunch remains in your teeth.

Something that is a constant boggle to me is how much preparation and primping goes into a first date with a complete stranger, when you can’t even bring yourself to wash your hair before greeting the world on a daily basis.

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