5 First Date Tips for Guys: A Girl’s Perspective

Dating Advice for Men

Last week, we picked the brains of single guys, to share some top dating tips for girls. But we know that men could use a little insight into what women want from a first date too. So the ladies at FreeandSingle have come up with some great dating advice for our male readers. Take these tips on board and you’ll be guaranteed a second date!


1. Dress Smartly


If you want to impress a woman on a first date, it goes without saying that you should make an effort with your appearance. Showing up in joggers and your favourite football top will be an instant turn off for most ladies. You don’t have to wear a suit, but a nice shirt looks great on every guy and shows you’ve tried.


2. Don’t Brag


We know you want to look good, but there’s nothing worse than a date who spends the whole time bragging about himself. You may think she’ll be swooning over your six figure salary or your sports car, but the chances are, she’ll just think you’re a bit of an idiot. If you don’t know what to talk about, favourite films, recent holidays and your family are all safe subjects. And if all else fails, just ask her about herself!


3. Compliment Her


From picking out the perfect outfit to applying just the right amount of makeup, most women spend hours getting ready for a first date. Let her know you’ve noticed by telling her how great she looks. Don’t go overboard (and keep it clean!) but give her a genuine compliment about how nice her dress is or her lovely smile. Of course, it doesn’t have to be about looks; if you think she’s funny then tell her that instead. Trust us, she will appreciate it!


4. Go Steady on the Alcohol


First dates can be a little nerve-wracking and sometimes it can be tempting to knock back the beers to boost your confidence and calm your fears. Don’t do it! Getting drunk on a first date will give off the wrong impression and you could end up making a fool of yourself. Whether you’re having dinner, going to a concert or meeting at the pub, take it easy and save the shots for your next night out with the lads.


5. Offer to Pay for Dinner


At the end of a dinner date, always offer to pay for the meal. This may be an old fashioned sentiment, but it’s a great indicator of a man’s generosity and kindness. While most women are happy to split the bill, it’s always nice if a man at least offers to take care of it first. And if she does want to pay for her half, don’t get into an awkward argument about it – just gracefully accept.


If you’re still looking for the perfect woman to impress on a first date, FreeAndSingle could be the place to meet her. Log on today and browse single ladies in your area.


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