No matter how much a man tries to seem brave and macho, he’s got one major fear: asking that girl out.
If you’ve gotten over that hurdle, give yourself a pat on the back. Seriously, it takes a lot of guts to make yourself vulnerable to rejection.
Now assuming she said yes, you’ve got another hurdle to overcome. Making that first date perfect so she’ll come back to you again.
Don’t be nervous. We’re here to help. Here are some first date tips for men to ensure an exciting, stress-free date.
Decide What Kind Of Date You’ll Have
You have several options for first date ideas. Dinner and a movie is traditional, but even a nice walk or going to a flea market can be nice. It’s important to have an idea of your date’s personality type as you decide on first date activities.
Look Your Best
If you greet your date with ripped jeans, a wrinkled or stained white t-shirt, and a bad case of bedhair, it’ll be over fast. Have a good first date outfit. If you opt for dinner and a drink, have a nice button up-shirt and some khaki pants (be careful with jeans).
And do something about that hair. A quick hairstyle adjustment can help you make a great first impression.
Show Up On Time (Or Early)
If you’re picking her up, don’t keep her waiting. If you’re meeting at a restaurant, get a good table while you wait. If you’re at the movies, get in line to get movie tickets.
Showing up early allows you so sort out every last detail in advance. You can make sure everything goes smoothly with less stress by having everything ready early.
Have A Good Conversation
Conversation is key to good first date etiquette. Ask your date interesting and polite questions about herself. Give her nice compliments about her hair or her jewelry.
And try to avoid talking about yourself unless she asks first. Women are not into narcicism.
Be Open To Splitting The Bill
The old saying goes, “Let the gentleman pay.” But nowadays, women value making money and having a sense of independence.
Of course offer to pay, but don’t be insistent if she makes it clear she wants to go dutch. Respect her wishes, and she’ll respect you more.
Try To Enjoy Yourself
It’s easy to let your nerves get the better of you. However, your date isn’t going to have a good time if you’re a nervous wreck.
Smile and laugh. Listen to what she wants to talk about. Enjoy your time with her.
After all, it’s your date too.
More Style And Date Tips For Men
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