Dating Advice for Beyond the Fridge
Fly with style.
There are a few things that get on my nerves…
• Someone talking loudly on their cell at the gym is one.
• Reality stars are another.
• And for today’s topic, a dude wearing shorts and flip-flops on a plane.
I know we’re no longer living in the world of Downton Abbey, but we’re not living in the days of public toe-cheese either. Fernando Lamas was onto something when he said, “it’s better to look good to feel good”. Though I don’t see how flip-flops is comfortable, you look like an asshole on your way to a Jimmy Buffet concert.
From a dating standpoint, you should think like an Eagle Scout. Always be prepared. To meet a love interest takes luck and the more prepared you are, the luckier you’ll be.
I’m not saying you should dress well on a plane to impress your fellow passengers. (We put enough pressure on ourselves) But to dress well in public places where you’ll have opportunities to meet new people is a good rule.
You’re not just meeting the person sitting next to you. You have the chance to meet their social circles as well. It’s shocking to anyone younger than 25, but just a few years ago, we didn’t meet people online. We had to meet’m in the real world. And getting set up was one of the best ways to do so.
It still is. So just remember, when you meet that fellow passenger, they might not be your next squeeze, but they might introduce them to you. Dressing well won’t close that deal. But it will surely help.
I flew Eastern Airlines as a kid. And I felt a special experience every time I got on the plane. (It also didn’t hurt that the flight attendants were hot) I also remember once flying People’s Express, the first discount airline in the 80’s. And remember thinking to myself, this thing sucks. The plane was packed rim-to-rim with shorts and flip-flops. It doesn’t take money to dress well.
It’s like a guy walking into a nice restaurant wearing shorts or a T-shirt. It’s a bit disrespectful.
On a plane, dressy is by no means needed. Even jeans and a polo shirt, or slacks, a t-shirt and sweater will do. If you make it a habit to look nice in the air, and you’re in the air quite often, you’d be surprised how you improve your flying experience in the process.
Yes, most flight attendants today are a bit…seasoned. But dress well, and count on better treatment from them as well.
We’ll never fly in style like the good ol’d days. But a call back to Don Draper on a Pan Am trans-con can be a good thing.