In my opinion, men and women are 75% visual when it comes to the first approach. They take in what you are wearing, how you look, if there are any peculiar details about the way you walked over, if you are standing a certain way (body language), etc. This varies among other people, but they are 25% auditory. If you say something stupid, they will dismiss you. If you say something interesting, they might be intrigued to listen to you. So ask Yourself before you leave your house: do I look intimidating? is my body language conveying the right message? Does my breath smell? Does my posture look fine? What am I going to say?
I know its a lot to consider and this is why i said to ask yourself these questions before you leave your house. Practice makes perfect. Men and women notice if you put effort into your image. So if you are going out on the town, school, meeting, or even a date, make sure you are well groomed and being the best you can be. I’m not saying ‘be fake.” But be the best person you want to be. So do not overdress.
Men and Women want to see the best version of you. As a woman, its everything. Men are not meticulous (unless they are high maintenanced) when it comes to women, but they will notice dead split ends, chipped nail polish, and lipstick on your teeth. As a female, its hard to keep our look up to date or looking great all the time, so hopefully you meet a male who is not too high maintenance.
One more thing: Always have a nice smile. Don’t exaggerate but have a nice, but not forced smile.