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The Pros and Cons of Dating a Fashion-forward Man

More than any other interest,  fashion has the biggest influence over who we are. This is also true about the people we date.

Whether you’ve just started the relationship or are currently in your third or fifth year of being together, you’ll know that dating a stylish and fashion-forward man has both its pros and cons. 

If you’re a stylish woman yourself, would you think that he’s the best match?

How will your relationship differ if he’s just “like the other guys”?

Read on below to find out the pros and cons of dating a fashion-conscious man: 

The Pros 

1) Your Shopping Trips Can Turn Into Dates

How nice would it be if you had a man who enjoys shopping with you?

Stylish men love to shop with their partners. You can ask them to come with you to shop for hours. You’ll never see a single hint of boredom or reluctance. 

2) You’ll Get Helpful Fashion Advice

Fashion-forward guys will give you their honest opinion about your dress when you ask them “Honey, how do I look?”. 

3) You’ll Feel Inspired To Dress Better As Well

Your partner will give you the motivation to step up your fashion. It’s always great to have someone that inspires you to look your best.

4) You Can Borrow Accessories From His Massive Collection

He may have accessories that will look good on you too. 

5) You’ll Never Have To Worry About Him Meeting Your Parents

I’ve known women who are scared to introduce their boyfriends or those that want to fix their boyfriends looks first before meeting their family.

You’ll never worry about this. He’ll surely dress to impress. 

6) You’ll Be Breaking Gender Barriers – Which Is Good

According to John Simon of Sociotelligence, dating a fashion-conscious man means you’re dating someone who isn’t buckled under stereotypes.

He’ll be the kind of guy who won’t expect you to cook or clean because it’s your duty “as female”.

He’ll most probably be someone who believes in gender equality. 

The Cons 

1) Ignorant People Will Judge His Gender

A man who is into fashion will always raise eyebrows of the ignorant. “Are you sure he’s not gay?”

If you’re someone who takes these comments more personally, you can be greatly affected. 

2) You’ll Feel Insecure

If your man dresses better than you and is always attractive, this might put a lot of pressure on you to look “attractive”.

Sometimes you’ll feel insecure and wonder what he actually sees on you.

3) He’ll Take Up Too Much Time When Shopping

If you’re not a fashionista yourself, then you wouldn’t understand why it takes him more than an hour to simply choose a new tie or new eyewear. 

4) His Shoe Collection Will Take Up More Room Than Yours

If you have a decent shoe collection, you’ll be surprised by the number of sneakers and loafers your man owns. 

5) He’ll Take A Long Time To Get Ready

Dressing up for a date will take him as much time as you or maybe even longer. 

Final Thoughts

Dating a fashion-conscious man has both its upsides and downsides but at the end of the day, fashion is just an expression.

It doesn’t define one’s values and if you allow yourself to judge other people based on their fashion, then you’re the one who has a problem. 

About the author

Shuana Miller

I grew up in LA, moved to NYC for college, worked at a fashion house in Paris, and have written, assisted, styled and labored in the fashion world enough...

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