What to wear on a Tinder Date
So you found a date on Tinder…
“Tinder is for virgins and axe murderers” is what I would have said about Tinder if you asked me 2 months ago. Then one night in the name of LOLs I re-registered and started my search for my perfect Tinderella (gender roles bleh whatever am I right?). Fast forward a month after some swipe rights, MANY SWIPE LEFTS, a few awkward conversations I actually met a cool person on Tinder and spoke to many girls who had the same experience. But yes, they did meet some really big creeps too.
So you’ve chatted to your prince or princess e-charming and now it’s time to actually do that horrible real life awkward mess you’ve been avoiding via internet dating so far. The first and obviously more important hurdle than conversation or ‘clicking’ with your prospective partner is obviously - what the $#%^ to wear? Clothes are great because they cover the naked body and until you get to know this guy or girl, thats probably the angle you’re going for.
To a Bar
Okay, this person has decided that you are so amazingly funny, cute and smart that the only way that their mere mortal self can stand to be around a goddess such as yourself is with the wingman of alcohol. Maybe you both like bars? I like bars. Tequila bars and bars with pizza but that is definitely another story for later. This kind of opportunity calls for a dress with attitude to match - I suggest something with cutouts, body-con, mesh. Something with a Jamie Lee Curtis vibe in True Lies when she does that awkward strip for Arnold Schwarzenegger and she rips off her dowdy old dress perfectly and slicks her hair down with water from a vase. YES, DO THAT.
To the Movies
The trick to dressing for the movies is to make sure you pack a really cute cardigan as it’s always super cold in there because they blast the a/c. I have no idea why, maybe they know half of their business is from awkward dates so they’re trying to help encourage cuddles to prolong the dating game. I’m 99% sure this is a legitimate tactic used by them. Anyway, your date gets to see you all snuggled up so choose our Fuzzy Cardigan in Black or Charcoal. They won’t be able to resist how fluffy and warm you are.
To a Restaurant
Choose a sophisticated maxi like our Ghost Writer Maxi Dress to effectively render him heart eyes’d
Ok this is serious - they might ask to marry you on the first date. A restaurant date tells me that the person really really wants to impress you. To wine you and dine you and something something? profit. This is where you definitely want to show them your mature side before they find out that some nights you just have cheese and vegemite toast for dinner (as most of us in our 20s are want to do). Nothing to me spells the transformation from girl to woman (like that Britney song) like a Maxi Dress.
Coffee is amazing, everyone loves a warm beverage and it’s a pretty cool first date to actually get to know someone while you have them all comfortable and caffeinated. The aim here is to go for relaxed leisure ‘oh no I didn’t plan this outfit 3 times’. I like to call it effortless effort. Go with a cute yet stylish outfit inspired by this flatlay!
PS, if you work at Tinder and you read this can I please have some money for all the positive word of mouth I have been doing about you? Help me. I’m poor.
***A moment to be super srs please only meet people you do not know in large well lit public places, tell a friend where you are, when you should be home, what their name and contact details are.***