Relationships: 10 Dating Tips for Guys

Susan Semeniw | June 2012

When it comes to dating, women notice and analyze everything. You need to present well and put your best foot forward. And here’s a tip—we’re not joking about any of this stuff!

1. You’re wearing THAT on a date?

Make sure your clothes are in a current style and you’ve got good quality shoes—women zero in on badly dressed men and scruffy shoes. Ditch the trainers outside of the gym. Wear colours that look good on you. If you’re not fit to be seen with, you can kiss even a friendly hello goodbye.

2. Hygiene is critical

Make sure your hair and nails are clean. Trim your nails, nose and ear hair—nothing makes a woman cringe more than hair that shouldn’t be there. Make sure you take a shower regularly and wear the right amount of cologne. Not too much—but the perfect amount will make her weak in the knees! Make sure you’re kissable and that your teeth are clean and white.

3. Get your act together

Women value men who have their professional lives together and who have a passion for what they do. If you’re having difficulties with your job, resolve it. If you’re doing something you don’t like, find something you do like.

4. Don’t be selfish and confuse going on a date with hanging out with your buddies

Just because you like sports doesn’t mean it’s something your date wants to talk about. Pick dating topics you’re both interested in: travel, books and current events, mutual hobbies, interesting future plans—keep topics light and fun. Make sure there’s absolutely NO ex talk or family bashing.

5. Zip your lips

Limit talk time on the subject of you. Don’t brag about how much money you make or how you can get any girl you want—only men who are insecure brag about themselves.

6. Treat her like a lady

Open doors for her and don’t use coarse language. No matter how much she insists on paying her own way on the first date, don’t let her! And if you really like her, treat her like a princess for life—and she’ll treat you like a king in return.

7. Is that your backbone I see going down the street?

Be confident—women are attracted to confident and in-charge men. Relax, don’t fidget, stay calm and try not to worry too much about the outcome. Humour is always a bonus.

8. Nobody likes wimps

Boys—take up some space when you stand. Think BIG and stand with your feet at least six to 10 inches apart. Women like dominant men. Watch your posture and body language and stand tall. Maintain direct eye contact.

9. Stop trying to get laid all the time

Don’t expect sex early on in the dating process. Sex is a bigger deal to most girls and they would like to get to know the guy before they do anything. Respect the girl and take the time to establish an emotional connection—then you can make out with her.

10. Keep it real

Remember to smile, have fun and enjoy the ride. Be yourself.