Re: ironing clothes before going out?
Yes,external appearance is going to be a factor. If you fold your clothes after drying them, there's really no need to iron them unless you really want to. If your clothes aren't disgustingly wrinkly, whether or not you iron them isn't going to make the difference between getting laid or not. Stick to the basics: be well-groomed, maintain impeccable hygiene, wear stylish clothing(can be done very cheaply), and stay in shape.
When I go out I tend to try and dress 1 step above everyone else(The standard is a t-shirt and jeans at the bars and parties in my college town), but there's no need to go try-hard and be labeled as "that guy.". (Ex: I usually wear a button down with the sleeves rolled back, jeans, semi-casual black shoes, a watch, and my high-school senior class ring(has a custom design on it), and a snap-back hat if I don't have time to get my hair into shape (experimenting with long hair for the time being.)
Isolate. Escalate. Penetrate. Again and again.
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