Last week I bit the bullet and had my hair professionally straightened. Well, I had a Keratin process. (Is that the same thing? I suck at being a girl.) I grew tired of how wild my hair looked, and having it blown out every week was just a time suck. At least now my curls are looser and my hair is softer. PS? Looking for styling tips so that I can wear my hair like the pic at right.
In any case, I’ve found that preparing for a date can be pretty time consuming. That’s one of the reasons why I tried to avoid scheduling first/second dates during the week. Between work, working out, household stuff, errands, etc there’s it’s just too stressful for me to try and get everything done by 7 or even 8pm.
I don’t think I’m alone in my pre-date process, either. While I schedule weekly brow shaping/pedicure appointments, the day of a date I probably devote a good 2 hours to getting ready.
I doubt guys put in that kind of time. But maybe they do? No, probably not.
The other reason why I prefer weekend dates at first is because I like to be able to relax, have a few drinks and not be dragging the next day. Unfortunately, most of my weekends consist of Saturday after 6pm to Sunday evening. Saturdays are our busiest night. I have 5 events scheduled Friday and Saturday of this week plus 4 profile review sessions.
I’m going to theorize that people who say that weekends are too “valuable” are 100% full of it and likely sitting home watching re-reruns of Scandal. Plan the date for 6pm. If it’s a bust you’ll be done by 7:30. If it’s not, you’ll have instant Saturday night plans. Let’s not pretend that we are turning down invites to parties left and right, hmm?
So…what do you do to prepare for a date? And do you prefer weekend first dates or week day first dates?