"U.S. company unveils a sweatpant disguised as a dress pant... Gentlemen, you probably wouldn’t wear them to the office or on a first date — but what if your beloved sweatpants were disguised as dress pants?"
It looks sloppy like you don't care. I would think a guy is a slob and didn't care. I wouldn't be impressed, I'd be turned off like "really, this is the best you can do?" If you expect the girl you're dating to look nice then show the same respect. it's not changing your style, its not looking bummy
Dress comfy but put some pants on at least for the first date. I'd have no problem with a guy I'm dating to wear sweatpants honestly but the first date its a turn off. It just gives off the impression that he doesn't care about impressing me.
I agree with your sister. I understand that you don't feel like changing your style for someone else but at the same time, it is good manners to show respect to the other person - especially if you like them enough to go on a date. She or he will most likely have put in some effort into how they look and dress for the occasion and it is respectful to give the other person the same courtesy.
Are you taking her to the gym for a first date or something? If not I definitely wouldn't be impressed if a guy wore sweatpants on a date. That's a nono, you should care about making a good impression on her and not looking lazy / you just rolled out of bed.
Just because you wear track pants all the time doesn't make you look "confident" but like your trying to cover-up yourself.
Track pants are fine when your going to bed, working out or just relaxing around the house.. that's it imo.
I say it doesn't give a good first impression, I'm casual so I'll wear jeans on a date, but I wouldn't go so far as sweat pants. For me that would be fine to wear if you're just having a night in with your SO, or if you're going grocery shopping or something.
Personally, I feel that it says you're not willing to put in the effort to try to clean yourself up and the person you're going on a date with might feel that you don't think they're worth trying to impress.
If a guy showed up to a date in sweatpants, I would not have a 2nd date with him. If he can't even try to put in an effort the first time, there's no way in hell he's getting a 2nd date. Put on some jeans dude
I wouldn't, unless the date is super casual. like SUPER casual. I mean, its a first date and the girl will be stressed out over what to wear and her hair etc, and you will just be in your sweats. She may be insulted and think you didn't care. Anyways, in general sweatpants are fine I don't see why everyone thinks they are like the plague or something, they are comfy and can even be attractive. Just save them for not your first date.