21 Incredibly Manly Things Every Guy Goes Through Before A First Date

Shaving. Lots of shaving.

1. You’ll get a sudden boost of self-confidence.


“HOLY SHIT. Someone likes me.”

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2. You’ll start looking into the mirror more frequently.


“Yeah… I think I know what she saw in me… I got, like, a really likable face.”

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3. You’ll buy shaving cream and razors because you now give a shit.


“$2 for six BIC razors? That’s incredible!”

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4. You’ll buy cologne even though you’ve never used cologne in your life.

Date: “Are you wearing Fabergé?”
Me: “Adidás, yo.”

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5. You’ll start working out thinking you’ll lose 15 pounds in five days.


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6. You’ll start doing sit ups hoping to get a six-pack in less than a week.

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7. You’ll do push-ups the days leading up to the big day hoping you’ll get some decent pectorals.

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“I WILL DO TWENTY PUSH UPS EVERY MORNING!… Twenty is enough, right?”

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8. You’ll force yourself into a strict diet.

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9. You’ll develop some swagger and buy some new clothes for the special day.

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Even though they’re clothes you don’t typically wear and are terribly uncomfortable.

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10. You’ll watch YouTube tutorials for how to put on a tie.

Because clip-ons are socially unacceptable EVEN THOUGH THEY MAKE EVERYONE’S LIFE EASIER!

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11. You’ll wash your car for the first time in years.

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12. You’ll vacuum your car for the first time in decades.

“Is – Is that a mushroom?”

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13. You’ll buy whitening toothpaste hoping it’ll give you perfect teeth.

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14. You’ll get a haircut because you now have a reason to look good.

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15. You’ll practice your “sexy face”.

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16. You’ll practice your dance moves because you never know when you’ll need to bust a move.

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17. You’ll pretend to know all the best spots in the city even though you rarely go out.

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18. You’ll wonder about whether you should arrive five minutes early or five minutes late to your date.


“Do I want to look desperate or laid-back? LIFE IS HARD.”

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19. You’ll check your bank account to make sure you have enough money to do whatever they want.

“No! McDonalds is NOT an option.”

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20. You’ll get advice from EVERYONE you know about what to do on your first date.

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21. You’re gonna try and keep your cool even though you’re ridiculously nervous and probably screaming inside.

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But at the end of the day, it’s all about being yourself.



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