Even though your old clothes may still fit, revise your clothes closet, hair color/style, buy a new trench/raincoat.
This is about reflecting who you are inside and allowing that to show to the world and other people around you.
I wasn't harsh or negative, but I shared my opinions frankly. The guy the hostess was dating at the time was ripped from the pages of "Sensitive Over 50 Guys in the 21st Century." He was fawning, gushing, practically springing leaks -- all his advice and anecdotes were sandwiched between ravings about how wonderful his girlfriend (the hostess) was.
It was such an over-the-top performance that I was genuinely physically uncomfortable each time he spoke.
Just as I think I have been stood up, a lone chap arrives, clad in a lime-green anorak, looking anxious and slighter in stature than I was expecting.