Why It’s Important to Make a Good First Impression


Whether you’re applying for a job, going on a first date, or even meeting your partner’s friends or family for the first time, it’s imperative to make a good impression. We should always put our best foot forward, be genuine, have poise, and be the best version of ourselves always, but when we’re trying to make a good first impression, sometimes it takes a little extra effort, instead of having the mentality of, “well, what matters most is what’s on the inside,” or something like, “they need to like me for me, so I’m keeping it real.”


There’s a big difference between keeping it real, being authentic, and genuine, from being an arrogant jerk who doesn’t have good manners or understand how important it is to make a good first impression. We don’t need everyone to like us, but sometimes we should put a little more effort into the way we look and into how we act as a person, so that we get the job, we get the approval of others, and so we make that good first impression.


You don’t have to be fake or phony to give a good first impression. You’re not being fake simply because you’re acting better than you normally would on a daily basis or, as if you were lounging out in your home wearing sweats, putting your feet up on the coffee table. Like I said before, first impressions take a little effort, and sometimes, we need to be the best versions of ourselves in order for other people to respond better to us. This means that you should care about how you look, how you act, and how others perceive you, because even though you might have a heart of gold and be a really good person on the inside, when you don’t take good care of yourself, when you don’t dress nice, when you’re impolite, don’t have good manners, lack poise, and when you act like you don’t care about how others view you, you’ll come across as lazy, arrogant, and as if you really don’t care about making a good impression.


Remember, it doesn’t take a lot to make a good first impression, but it does take a little extra effort. Sometimes getting our foot in the door and getting what we want takes a little extra effort or hard work. Whether you’re trying to impress the parents of someone who you’re dating and it’s the first time you’re meeting or whether you’re trying to get that job that you’ve been waiting for, if you act like you don’t care by putting little to no effort into how you look or act, the chances of getting what you want or having people like and respect you won’t be as great.


When it comes to dating, making a good first impression is everything, because many people won’t waste their time going out on a second date with you, when the first date didn’t go very well. This is why it’s imperative to look your best, to have good manners, and to be a good conversationalist. Being a good conversationalist means being able to carry on a conversation, but it also means that there should be a balance between how much you talk and how much you listen. People usually only need about 15 seconds before they judge you. And despite the fact that we shouldn’t judge others so quickly, many of us do. This is why we need to make a great first impression.


Anyone can show up for a date or an appointment or even an interview, but making that first good impression is everything at the end of the day. We should always care about how we present ourselves and how others see us, despite the fact that we don’t need everyone in life to like us. You see, there will always be times where we need to make a good first impression and when we should care just a little bit more about how others see us. Remember, the best way to increase your chances of getting what you want and making a great first impression is by putting effort into how you look and act, and by being the best version of yourself.

Anne Cohen

Founder, Owner, Writer, and Editor at Anne Cohen Writes
Anne Cohen is a lifestyle and relationship blogger based in Los Angeles, CA. Her blogs are Anne Cohen and Anne Cohen Writes. She contributes to various publications including The Huffington Post, Elite Daily, and many more. She's passionate about love, writing, chess, and more than anything, her two kids.

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