dating tips

So you'd like to make a good impression on a first date...

So you’d like to make a good impression on a first date…

Unlike what a lot of men mistakenly think, making a good impression during a first date isn’t about picking the fanciest restaurant as your venue and bringing the most expensive gifts.

Or perhaps following the silly “tricks” so-called dating gurus are saying like putting on loud clothes as well as acting obnoxious to “establish” an alpha male presence.

There are actually simple ways to help you pull off just that and you’ll find out what they are when you follow along…

A well-planned outfit counts a lot.

Let’s kick things off with something that some guys seem to overlook when they take a woman out on a date. The outfit you pick can easily make or break your chances at making a good impression with her.

See, women are visual creatures who tend to make their first impressions on a guy based on their looks. So if you show up on a first date like you just got out of bed, things won’t go as you expected.

It’s not how fancy you look, too. As long as you pick clean clothes and shoes, you’re already on the right track.

Grooming is key.

It’s not just the visual factor that you should keep an eye on. How you smell is also an essential element when you’re looking to make a good impression during a first date.

So make it a point to take a long and meticulous shower before the big event. Don’t crimp up on the soap and deodorant, too.

(Here are a few useful grooming tips that you need to have in your checklist to help you really get the job done.)

Talk about trivial things.

A lot of men believe that if you strike up a conversation with the most complicated subject you can think of, the woman you’re out on a date with will think that you’re smart and likable.

However, only the opposite will happen when you do this. Make it a point to talk about trivial stuff like her favorite movie, the name of her first pet or perhaps her favorite flower instead.

Sure they may sound rather simple, but they can easily get a meaningful conversation going and you can establish a connection with her much easier.

Act like a gentleman.

Remember that chivalry is not dead and acting like a gentleman is sure to boost your chances of acing a first date.

Pull up chairs for your date. Open doors for her. Lend her your jacket when the weather is nippy. I know some guys think it’s corny, but it’s definitely going to work.


Keep these in mind the next time you take a woman out on a date.

Keep these in mind the next time you take a woman out on a date.

If you’re anything like most guys, acing a date is the number one item on your checklist when it comes to taking a woman out.

However, there is one thing that really disappoints me when checking out what some so-called “dating gurus” are saying on how to pull off just that.

These supposedly gurus claim that acing a date basically involves presenting yourself as the alpha male. They say that doing this is as simple as wearing loud clothes and talking brashly to the woman you’re out with.

Come to think of it. If you put yourself in a woman’s place and some guy treats you like this, would you find consider him as a nice date? I don’t think so, too.

However, I learned a few very useful dating tips during my extensive research into the female psychology and I’d like to share them with you…

Grooming is essential.

I’m pretty sure you’ve heard this again and again, but making it a point to keep a close eye on your grooming is one of the important things you need to do during a date.

This is because women make their very first impressions on the guy they’re out with on a visual level. If they think you look sloppy, it will be very tricky to get your date on the right track like you planned.

(Here are some key grooming pointers you should remember to really wow your date on the big day or night.)

Go the extra mile on planning your date.

Planning your date isn’t just about picking a venue and meeting the woman you’re taking out there.

If you really want to impress her, make it a point to go the extra mile on planning the details of your date. You can start by asking her where she’d like to have it, as well as the food and drink that she prefers.

If you still can’t decide where to have your date, one smart idea is to go for her favorite hangout.

Don’t try to act cool.

Now while it is important to impress your date, overdoing the whole thing will simply lead to disaster. Trying hard to act cool will only make her feel stressed and annoyed.

Just be as natural as you can.

Doing this isn’t as complicated as you may think, too. Talk to her about trivial things. Don’t sell yourself too hard by talking about politics and other potentially volatile subjects.

Always remember that your ultimate goal is making an emotional connection with your date and you’ll be good to go.

Learn how to make your date go out with you a second time when you give these pointers a browse.

Nothing beats the first date when it comes to striking fear and panic in the hearts of hopeful men the world over. While taking a girl on a date can be fun and exciting, it can be also quite stressful trying to make a good first impression to make her go out with you a second time.

If you’re looking to take your know-how on first dates up a notch, you’ve come to the right place. I’ll show you a few tricks that will definitely help you establish a romantic connection with the girl you’re out with right off the bat and guarantee a second date without a fuss. Make sure you check out the following tips and pointers to start revolutionizing your dating playbook in no time at all:

Look good to feel good. How you look in the mirror can significantly affect your mood and behavior during a date. Taking time to prep yourself up more than the usual before the event won’t just boost your confidence but will also make you appear more desirable to your date.

Apart from having a good shave and giving your hair and nails a decent trim, make sure you go for clothes that you’re comfortable wearing to avoid looking stiff and awkward. Spritz on a bit of perfume just to wrap things up and you’re good to go.

Location, location, location. Just like in real estate, choosing the right location for your first date is a priority. Go for a place that you think will be enjoyable for the both of you and also allows you to talk comfortably with each other. While this may sound rather odd, avoid taking her to dinner in a fancy restaurant since it would turn out more to be an interview instead of a date.

Movies are out of the list as well since you won’t be able to get to know her better while sitting through the majority of your time in silence. Take her to the park, a museum or someplace else where the view is fantastic and you’re sure to hit it right off then and there.

Be a gentleman. Keep in mind that sweating out on the little things that you do (or don’t do) for your date can be a crucial factor on how it all turns out in the end. Remember to keep doors open for her and hold out your date’s chair to help her sit comfortably. Don’t forget to give her sincere compliments about the things she obviously took time and effort with like her hair and the clothes she’s wearing.

Make her feel like a princess right from the moment you pick her up to the time you walk her right to her door and you’re sure to be invited in for a nightcap – or even something more intimate – in a pinch.

Being a great listener is an advantage. Women have a soft spot for men who know how to listen to what they are saying and actively ask questions during a conversation. You don’t have to talk about serious stuff, too. Make it a point to go for topics that are fun and interesting.

Steer clear from subjects that you don’t know about or those that can potentially put you on the hot seat like politics, religion or the current economic situation in Mogadishu. Pro-tip: never interrupt your date when she’s sharing personal things or else she might see it as something rude and then it’s game over.

Take charge the whole time…even after the date. Showing the girl you’re out with how confident and smart you are during your date instead of just talking about it is definitely an instant turn on. Offer to pay for everything and never send out even the slightest gesture that you’d like to split the bill.

While there might be a few things that won’t go as planned, keeping your first date well-organized while being very enjoyable at the same time certainly earns you a second one. Ditch the 3-day rule, too. Tell your date how much you’ve enjoyed her company on your way home and don’t hesitate to say that you’d like to see her again. Chances are you’ll go a long way buddy.