71% of people surveyed said they believe in love at first sight.
Men will decide inside the first 15 minutes if a second date is on the cards, whilst women are a little more patient taking up at an hour to decide if there is any chemistry.
Whether you have swiped right a number of times and finally found a match that you’d like to go on a date with or you are taking out the girl you met in the bar last week it is vital that you make a good impression if you want to secure that second date. This handy little rulebook will give you some top tips on how to ensure everything runs smoothly. If you are one of the luck guys that has already found their one, don’t look away just yet. The rulebook below is a perfect guide to any dinner date and is sure to keep your romance bubbling.
Make The Plans
You may think that letting your lady decide where to go is a romantic gesture and that she will like how you have considered her opinion. However, truth is, women like a man who can take control and by selecting a suitable venue you are showing that. You are also showing that you are keen to spend time with her by already making plans.
It is really important that you don’t take centre stage during the date and that you take turns talking. Keep what you want to say short and concise to avoid boring your date. Ask a number of questions to show that you are interested in your date and then listen carefully to their answers. There will be plenty of time to share all your stories if you get this part right.
We all value confidence. Remember to be confident when you are talking and be happy in your appearance. You may not be Brad Pitt but it’s a lot more attractive if you are confident in who you are. Pick topics you feel confident about if you feel like you are getting stuck for words.
There is nothing women like more than being made to laugh. Keep the conversation light hearted and fun and this will keep your date interesting. Avoid serious in depth conversations like if you have had troubles at work for another occasion. There are times to be serious, but leave these chats for further down the line.
Avoid the Ex!
Big no no. Do not bring up previous relationships. This is dangerous territory and can make your date feel awkward. If anything your date is likely to not be interested at all and you certainly don’t want her to think you are still interested in your past.
We live in a society where your phone is almost your best friend and you spend a huge amount of time interacting with people or media on your phone. However, there is nothing worse than when the person opposite is more interested in the online world than they are with you. Keep your phone locked in your pocket and show some interest in the person across the table.
Offer to Pay
Yes things have changed and gone are the days where the man was the breadwinner. In todays modern world often is the case that actually the woman is the breadwinner, but there is no comparison to treating your woman. Be a gentleman and offer to pay, if she insists then reassure her that she can get the next bill.
Dress to Impress
Last but by no means least. Dress to impress. First impressions mean a lot and women love a man that has taken pride in his appearance. Wear something that gives you the wow factor and she will be talking about it to her friends for weeks. Remember to keep well groomed and finishing touches like a good aftershave make all the difference. If you haven’t quite got your outfit ready in time we’ve already lined up the perfect number.