how to make a good impression

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.