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How Does The Color of Your Shirt Matter On A Date?

Aug 18, 2007
Before online dating and mobile (aka cell phone or text) dating, people met the old fashioned way; at a bar, or a party or even the gym. Someone just might catch your eye, across the room. Maybe it was their smile, maybe a great outfit or an athletic build. Whatever it was, it was something that you saw.

Today, first impressions are not about what you first see, but what you learn about a person by reading their profile on line, or by chatting through text. How do they spend their free time? What kind of career do they have? Do they have kids? Are they from the area originally? Do they like to play or watch sports? Do they go out and dance every Saturday night, or prefer to stay in and cook?

Actually seeing the person that has captured your interest through text or on-line is the last thing that happens when people connect nowadays, not the first! It is the polar opposite of what dating used to be. Therefore, if you really think about it, modern technology has provided potential daters with the ever-elusive second chance at a first impression! It's the first time you actually meet face to face, in the flesh. It's the second first impression.

Relating to this are the color preferences between the sexes. Why? Well, because what's the first question everyone asks themselves and any friend who will listen when they are looking forward to that first in-the-flesh meeting? What should I wear?

Studies suggest that everyone likes blue. It is the color that receives the most votes across the board, regardless of age or gender. Purple however, is the second most favorite among women, whereas it is the overall least favorite of men. Green gets 14% of the votes for both men and women. Orange is equally low among both sexes, as is brown, yellow and white.

These are important statistics to know in this mobile dating, and online dating world for several reasons, beyond knowing what to wear on the second first impression date.

For example, what does your social networking page look like? If you are a woman, trying to attract men, by all means, do not make purple your dominant design color. Remember, men do not like it, and may click right past your page.

Then there's your font color. Are you a girl who likes to send text messages in dark cyan or bright magenta? A dark blue or dark green will be much better received!

Third, and most obvious, is the outfit. Among both sexes, orange is the color that people tend to associate with being cheap and inexpensive. Blue is appealing to most, and seems to have a calming and relaxing affect. With black getting only a 1% vote for least favorite among men and white getting 3% for least favorite color among women, you can use these color preferences to put together an appealing, second first impression outfit with no problem at all!
About the Author
http://www.advancedtele.com/internet-dating.htm
Anthony Wayne does informal research concerning online dating and gender preferences for a book he is working on in addition to advising his single friends. He favors simple to use online dating webistes like MatchLink and Webfriends.
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