WOMEN are most attracted to a man's personality.
However, a little grooming can go a long way. It will convey the message that you take care of yourself and by extension, your loved ones.
Here is some advice on improving your look. I place them in order of ease.
1. Freshen your breath
Floss daily. Visit your dentist for a cleaning. If bad breath persists, consider getting a tongue scraper.
2. Remove excess body hair
Most Asian men think this doesn't apply to them. They're wrong. While they may have less hair on their back or neck, there is often overgrown hair in your nostrils, between your eyebrows and maybe even in your ears. Use a nose-hair trimmer or tweezers once a week. Get a good razor and use it regularly.
3. Put away your glasses
Few guys look their best in spectacles. If you are one of those rare men, then consider treating yourself to cool, designer frames. The majority of us should switch to contact lenses or get laser eye surgery.
4. Take care of your complexion
Go to a cosmetics counter and ask the beautician to recommend facial products for your skin type. Ask for free samples. If your problem is severe, see a dermatologist.
5. Eat healthier
Bulk up on fresh fruits, vegetables and lean meats and protein. If you are obese, consult a doctor or dietician for weight loss plans.
6. Join a gym
See a personal trainer for a fitness evaluation and a customised work-out plan. Make sure you include both cardiovascular and resistance training. Start boning up on health, fitness and diet.
- Learn more about dating expert Dr Date at his website: www.powerofbeingasian.com.
This article was first published in The New Paper on Nov 2, 2008.