9 Things Guys Notice About You Instantly

Here’s how to leave the best first impression on your next date.

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Updated on December 16, 2022

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Studies have shown that people decide whether they like someone or not in a matter of seconds. This is why leaving a good first impression is fundamental, especially when dating.

People can sometimes realize they have misjudged someone, but this takes time, and when you’re on a date, you usually get only one shot to impress the person in front of you.

Today we are sharing a list of the nine things guys tend to notice about you right away.


1. How You Treat Others


You may talk to someone for hours and still don’t know who they truly are.

The truth is that you cannot get a clear idea of an individual’s personality unless you see him or her interact with other people.

You may now be thinking that on a date, you don’t get a chance to chat with other guys. This is true to a certain extent. In fact, he will still see you talking with the waiter or waitress as well as the people around you.

Whether subconsciously or not, guys keep this into account when dating. Make sure to always thank people for serving you food and avoid negative comments about others.


2. Your Smell


Plenty of studies have demonstrated that both men and women alike give extreme importance to body odor. If he doesn’t like your smell, then this will probably be your last date.

For this reason, it’s better to avoid extremely intense or unusual scents that may not be appreciated by some. Opt for natural and subtle fragrances instead.

A shower before a date is obviously a must, and make sure to pay attention to what you’re eating too. If you’re planning to kiss afterward, avoid garlic and take a few mint gums with you.


3. Your Skin


Our skin is one of the best indicators of our health. Having clear skin is a sign that you’re able to properly take care of yourself and choose to opt for a healthy diet.

Needless to say, dark circles under your eyes aren’t the sexiest trait. Instead of covering them with makeup, try to change your sleeping schedule. There’s no better way to get rid of dark circles than to sleep.

Yellowish fingers due to smoking are also considered unattractive by most as they are a sign of a negative habit.


4. Your Make-up


It’s no mystery. Not all guys like makeup. This doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t wear a bit of mascara or lipstick, but don’t overdo it. Men want to get to know the real you. Putting too much makeup on will make them wonder how you look under all those foundation layers.

Avoid fake tans too. None of them give you a realistic color, and some can even leave you looking like a giant carrot. As a general rule of thumb, remember that guys usually prefer a natural look!


5. Your Confidence


Every person looks for a confident partner. But don’t worry, you don’t have to be a successful entrepreneur to impress. Maintain eye contact, laugh, and simply be comfortable in your own skin. Confidence is your best ally!

Nothing wrong with being a bit stressed, but make sure to show that you know what you want from life and how to achieve it. Nobody is interested in people who don’t have a purpose.


6. Your Habits


Habits are subjective. Some people may not be bothered by smoke, while for others, this may be a red flag. But cigarettes are only one of the many habits that your date will most likely notice and remember about you.

Do you eat with your mouth open? Do you tend to interrupt people while they’re talking? Are you often loud in public? These are not necessarily red flags for everyone, but it’s important to be conscious of them, as many people can’t stand these habits.


7. Your Sense of Humor


Having a similar sense of humor is one of the many factors that tie couples together. If you often laugh at his jokes, you’re witty, and always have the right answer, then he will surely notice and remember.

If, on the other hand, you don’t click when it comes to jokes and humor, then there is a good chance he may not be interested in building a long-term relationship. In fact, this may be a sign that the chemistry between the two of you is simply not right.


8. The Way you Dress


The way your dress says a lot about your style. You don’t have to wear an elegant piece of clothing but whatever you choose, make sure it’s representative of who you truly are.

Some people like individuals who put a lot of effort into their looks, while others don’t care too much about it and prefer sporty people. The truth is that you don’t have to dress to impress but to feel like your true self. Whatever this means: mismatched socks, colorful dresses, or trainers and hoodies.


9. Your Happiness


Nobody wants to go out with someone constantly complaining about their lives and everything surrounding them. If you had a tough day at work, it is ok to mention it, but don’t talk about it the whole night.

Just think about it, would you like to go out with someone who is always moody? Probably not. The ideal partner is someone who brings joy to your life, not additional stress.

Show that you’re grateful for the life you’re living, smile, and simply be happy to be with him. Practicing gratitude will not only make you a more pleasant person around others but will also help your personal growth.




Let’s sum this all up. The things that guys notice about you instantly are the following:

How you look:

  • How healthy and clear is your skin;
  • How heavy or natural is your makeup;
  • How pleasant is your smell;
  • How your clothes look and what is your dressing style.

How you behave:

  • How you treat others;
  • What is your confidence level;
  • How happy you look;
  • Weather you have a healthy sense of humor;
  • What kind of bad and good habits you show.

Now that you know what guys notice the most, use this information to leave the best first impression on your next date.

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