Dating for men – hints and tips
Over 10 years and more than 5,800 events we’ve seen most things when it comes to dating, both the good and the bad. So here are some hot tips for men to try to make the dating experience as enjoyable and successful as possible.
Be on time
Allow plenty of time to park or reach where you have agreed to meet. Particularly if it is in the evening, women do not like hanging around either in a bar on their own or outside and she will appreciate that you think she is important enough that you have ensured you have arrived punctually.
She has agreed to meet you, so be yourself and show her your best side. Do shower or bathe before your date, use a little nice aftershave and have your hair as neat as you can, as women love a man who looks and smells good and has obviously made the effort.
Be confident if you can
Women love to find a confident man, so even if inwardly you’re nervous then try not to let it show if possible. And if you have something you’re good at, talk about it a little as your confidence in that subject area will show through. Remember though to encourage her to talk too – women are turned off my men who talk about themselves too much, or talk about one subject for the whole evening. More about this further down..
Take her to somewhere you feel comfortable
If possible take her to a restaurant or bar where you are known and ideally book in advance so that they know you are coming. It will boost your confidence and make her feel comfortable in the environment too.
Be a very good listener
A mistake many men make is to think they need to take the lead role and do all of the talking and it is an easy trap to fall into when trying to impress your date. In actual fact you being a good listener is far more important to her. Always remember you have 2 ears but only one mouth and that it is best to use them in the same proportions. In other words being prepared to listen for twice as long as you speak is great advice.
At the end of the date
Don’t just say ‘I’ll ring you’ – be different and tell her you’ve had a great time. If you would like to see her again tell her, rather than just leaving it hanging, this can be seen as very bad form.