Are you nervous about going on a date? Perhaps you’ve been out of the game for a while or really want to make a good impression. Whatever has your anxiety through the roof, you’re not alone as guys are often held under a microscope on dates. Your date is analyzing everything from your attire and chivalry to the destination and car you drive. Though you should never change yourself to accommodate a potential partner, you want to show them a good time.
Not sure how to appeal to your date? Continue reading for suggestions on how to be a proper gentleman. The perfect gentleman takes time to plan the date. If you want to woo your date, consider these suggestions below.
The first order of business is to decide what you’re going to do with your date. Try to select something of interest to both of you. If you’re unsure what your date likes, it’s best to go with common ideas like sharing a meal at a nice restaurant. Keep in mind you don’t have to break the bank to have a good time. There are plenty of date ideas that are affordable but also enjoyable.
The last thing you want to do is spend half of your time waiting in lines. So, once you’ve decided where you want to go, call ahead and make reservations. If you’re going to a comedy show, concert, or sporting event, buy your tickets in advance to get good seats and save time and money. Don’t forget to put the tickets in your wallet, so you don’t leave them home.
Now that you know where you’re going and what time, reach out to your date. They’ll need this information to make arrangements and to decide what to wear. You should also confirm whether you’ll be picking them up or meeting them at the destination.
Speaking of what to wear, don’t forget to plan out your outfit before your date. When considering fashion options, keep factors like weather, activities, and any required dress codes. Other than that, get creative and let your personality shine through. A gentleman should also give off a clean and polished appearance. So, make sure you take a shower and schedule an appointment for a haircut, manicure or pedicure.
You’ve planned the perfect date night; you’re dressed to impress, now it’s time to have some fun. Here are a few pointers to remember during your date:
One of the quickest ways to cause friction on a date is to show up late. While things can happen that are beyond your control, give yourself enough time for travel. Whether you’re meeting at the venue or picking your date up, the idea is to be prompt.
As a gentleman, displaying proper manners and etiquette on a date is essential. Chivalry can go a long way in making your date feel special. Don’t forget to open doors, allow your date to enter first, hold the umbrella if it’s raining, and most importantly, have the cash necessary to cover your date.
The final bit of advice for your date is to lighten up, have a good time, and be yourself. Keep conversations lighthearted and entertaining. Don’t get so wrapped up in being the ideal guy for your date that you step outside your comfort zone or hide your authentic self. Take a few deep breaths and let your character and personality shine. The idea is to meet someone that enjoys you exactly the way you are.
Going on a date is just as stressful as it is exciting. It’s nice to mingle with potential partners and create new experiences, but the pressure on men is enough to drive anyone crazy. As long as you keep the above tips in mind, you and your date are sure to have a fantastic time.