9 Best Dating Tips for Men
The dating world is more confusing these days than ever, and when you think you have it all figured out, you realize that you don't. At the end of the day, most of us struggle when it comes to dating, and are never quite sure how to handle ourselves with new people you meet. Most of us would also love to have a handbook that will teach us the tips and tricks to successful dating, and there's a pretty big market for it. To make things short and sweet, we broke down the dating game for men (you ladies will also have a little helper's manual) and listed the best dating tips for men. Don't leave home without them:
1. Remember that the first impression is key
The worst thing you can do on a first date is to pretend to be someone you are not. However, it's equally as worse to lay it all out there and be like "hey, this is me, warts and all." The people who love us are the ones who got to know us over time, and it's the same with dating. You need to leave something to the imagination and try to bring the version of yourself that you would like to meet. Also, a shower and a shave never hurt anyone.
2. Take her to a place you know
Taking someone on a first date to a place you don't know just to try and impress them is a recipe for disaster; you will feel out of your element, and it will show. Instead, take your date to a place you like, and that makes you feel comfortable. You are guaranteed to have a chill and fun date when you aren't nervous in an unfamiliar place.
3. Don't hog the conversation
If you and your date have good chemistry and you are hoping for a second date, don't do all the talking. Back and forth on a date allows you two to get to know each other better, so ask questions, let the other person talk as well, and just try and get to know each other the best you can.
The first few dates don’t have be cookie-cutter dates with dinner and drinks. You can have a great time if you go on a fun and unusual date instead of the textbook date. Take your date for ice-cream and a stroll in the park, a street food festival, and any other place that you will both feel comfortable and have fun with one another.
5. Put down your phone
Yes, that thing in your pocket that is so appealing with its Instagram stories and candy crush crushes. It might seem trivial using a phone, but it can make the other person feel like they are not interesting enough to have your attention, or that you are disrespectful. To avoid that, turn off your phone or put it on silent. Unless you have a job that involves saving lives, you can live without your phone for a couple of hours.
6. DO NOT bring up the ex
This is a hard one because most of us can't keep ourselves from bringing up old flames. If you feel the urge to bring up old relationships, resist it. If the other person asks you flat out about your exes, don't avoid the question because it will seem shady. Instead, answer in broad strokes and turn the conversation to another direction.
7. Offer to pay
There are plenty of women who don’t mind paying for their share of the bill, and many are happy to do it. However, you should at least offer to pick up the tab and treat the other person. If she refuses, don't push it and split the bill between you two. If she agrees, pay for her and avoid the awkward wallet dance at the end of the date.
8. Don’t play games
It's 2018, and no of us are living in a romantic comedy with a best friend that tells us to wait three days until we contact the other person. If you like your date and would like to see them again, don't play games. Tell your date that you had fun and get in touch with them over the next couple of days. If the feeling is mutual, they would agree to a second date, and if not, at least you didn't have to waste one more day to find out.
There are awful stories about dates where women were attacked by the person they went out with, and they have a great effect on our caution radar. When you don't know the other person very well, physical intimacy is not always easy. To avoid awkwardness and the feeling of pressure, let your date make the first physical move. If you pick up signs that she is into, let her know that you feel the same, so if she wants to make a move, she'll feel comfortable doing it.
Dating has gotten more and more confusing as the years went by, and most of us are still unsure on what to do in dates. To make things easier and clearer, use the dating tips for men that we mentioned, and most importantly – try not feel pressure, but have fun with the person you are dating.