Love is in the air, and every guy has a checklist they have when preparing for their Valentine’s day date: chocolates, flowers, and probably that snazzy button up shirt they look good in. You might be looking in the mirror trying to brush your hair just right, making sure you’re beard is well trimmed, and spraying just a dab of cologne - what you might not be thinking is glasses. In the past it was a common stereotype for guys who wear eyeglasses to be perceived as geeky or weak - nowadays a pair of bifocals can be a strong fashion accessory to complete your look and woo your date. In fact, there are some strong reasons for you to wear a pair of glasses this Valentine’s day!
It’s not unusual for men wearing glasses to seen as the strong executive type, or even as mysterious. There have been multiple studies done showing that people who wear glasses are considered more honest and trustworthy - two great traits to show off to your date! A poll at EyeCandy Optical in Ohio showed that nearly half of women would be thrilled if a guy was sporting a trendy pair of glasses when showing up to a blind date. Indeed, when combined with the right face and clothes, a pair of spectacles can accentuate your best dimensions.
It’s said that the clothes make the man, and why not the glasses too? People who wear eyeglasses are often seen as more educated, studious, and intelligent. Psychologists believe that some of this may be true - anyone sporting some specs are less likely to act rashly, as they wouldn’t want to break their glasses. A study by The College of Optometrists showed that over a third people thought those that wore glasses as more professional - with other studies confirming that wearing glasses to a interview increases your chance to get hired on the spot. Women love men that are thoughtful, calm, and collected - a trifecta of characteristics that glasses wearers are often perceived as.
Approximately 61% of Americans wear glasses - some of those people don’t even need them but just wanted to be cool! Because of this there have been an explosion of different styles all of which can show off your individuality this Valentine’s day. With big frames you can exude confidence, while plastic frames are considered more fun loving. Dark tinted glasses can make you look mysterious, while other tinges mean you are laid back.
Because of the many benefits of wearing spectacles, you’ll be perceived as much more approachable. If this Valentine’s day is a first date for you, wearing a pair of glasses can put your date at ease. Make sure you get the right pair for your face - what works for a heavily angular face might not work for a rounded one. Not only will you get a great first impression, but glasses can be real useful to flirt with. Try taking off or messing with your glasses when on your date - it’s little things like this that can drive her crazy.
A pretty obvious one, but should never be understated. Going on a date without glasses can render one of your strongest attributes, sight, almost useless. If you are farsighted, not wearing your glasses can also force your eyes to overcompensate. This extra strain can cause headaches - which can take attention away from your date. Of course, you could opt in to contact lenses, but not only are they expensive, but they are also unnecessarily complicated.
Glasses have been around since the end of the 13th century, but it’s only been in the last couple decades that their attribute as a fashion accessory has come to the forefront. Glasses not only make you look more attractive, but have been proven to make you look smarter and more approachable. Even Hollywood stars like Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey have been spotted rocking a pair of stylish spectacles. Hopefully you’re Valentine’s day is a wonderful one, and make it even better with a grade A pair of glasses. ♥