Dear Men of Atlanta,
Your Lovely Ladies (that go to great lengths to look good for you) cannot stop discussing how much we want you to try a bit harder. You are missing out on a clear advantage by not stepping up your game. Reciprocate by elevating your style and see what happens!
Hint: Dapper men are irresistible!
You. Are. Welcome.
Cheers to Being Charming,
P.S. There ARE stylish men in Atlanta. PLEASE help your brothers out!
These are words from a dear girlfriend of mine, summoning the men of Atlanta, Georgia to step it up in the dressing up department! When she posted this I was so elated that someone had addressed an issue that is probably one of my most major pet peeves when it comes to singles and going out. I gave her major kudos for sharing this and told her that with her permission, I’d be sharing this. On one hand I find it really humorous, but there’s the other side of me that this rings all so seriously true as well.
My pet peeve? Going out and seeing women who look exceptionally stunning and the men? Well they’re happy to have on a pair of jeans with hair disarrayed, shirts that could’ve been ironed and for some, flip flops or tennis shoes. If you look at the women, their dresses are gorgeous, their make up perfect and their hair flawless. They’ve gone completely out of their way to spray tan, whiten their teeth and even paint their nails. The men? Does brushing your teeth count?
Now this isn’t just confined to one area or region, oh heavens no. I’ve lived in a several places in Texas, Columbus, Ohio, Los Angeles, Northern California and even England and for the record let me just say that this dilemma we women face, is everywhere. You have women are representing 10′s while out and about, while the men look like they’ve just rolled out of bed. It drives me crazy!! To me it’s such a double standard and it’s an area that I cannot keep my mouth shut in.
Yes the guys who find themselves in relationship with me are often given a crash course in Fashion 101. If they can’t pick it up, then I go out of my way to pick their clothing out just so that I don’t have to be ashamed when they’re out representing me. And don’t give me that balogne that it shouldn’t matter. It absolutely does matter, unless you’re into grunge, emo or western wear, other than that, if you have a woman you’re dating and she looks incredible, then you sure as hell have some responsibility to represent her well.
I find it disrespectful when men expect to go on a date with me looking like a slob. So if that has ever been the case, I have gone out of my way to address it. One guy in particular really stepped it up and I so appreciated it. He was typically known as a t-shirt and sandal kind of a guy, however I had shared with him my disdain for men who try to date me and look like scrubs. So for our first dinner date, what did he do.. he stepped it up and big time. Coat, pressed shirt and slacks, I must admit that I couldn’t take my eyes off of him, he looked fabulous. It meant so much to me that he would go out of his way for me that I made sure to go on and on the entire evening to affirm just how phenomenal I thought he looked.
Men, as my friend said you really will help yourselves out my stepping it up with your wardrobe and appearance. This doesn’t mean that you have to go out and buy the latest Armani sports coat, however it does mean that going out with jeans that still hold their denim color, shoes that do not bare your toes and shirts that go beyond t-shirts we are requesting. And when in doubt, take a look at your date. Is she dressed well? Okay then how do you reflect her? Do you look like a lazy slob, or do you look like the dapper gentleman that you truly are?
The men who do dress well and make the effort, we ladies thank you and profusely for that matter. Thank you for giving us something that we actually delight in looking at.