Got a Date? Yay you… A great date comes down to great preparation. Follow our Top 9 Tips to get you out the door, looking the goods and ready for your date.
1. Have a Plan Man!
Take it from us women; there is nothing worse than calling a girl and asking what she wants to do! Put simply, call with a plan, suggestion, recommendation. Extra points will automatically be gained for the originality of the date plan.
2. Confirm Details
Send her a text a couple of hours prior to your date. Mention how much you are looking forward to seeing her tonight and confirm the details. Dont be creepy and over the top, keep it light!
3. Get Sweaty
If the timing of the date allows, a good solid run is an amazing pick-me-up. Get the heart racing and the blood pumping which produces a healthy glow that will give the illusion of fitness and vigour! Endorphins are the best drug of all.
4. Dress the Part
Prepare what youre going to wear. Its great to have options. Set out a couple of tops/pants before you shower and well before time. This allows for you to try on different options to ensure the right combination. Important point: check you dont clash.
5. The 3 Ss
Lets focus on the Shower. The other two require little explanation. Once dried off, stand in front of the mirror in all your manly glory and sternly repeat positive affirmations in your most He-Man like voice, as you gaze at your highly impressionable reflection.
6. Pump it Up
As you are getting ready, start thinking about your date. You need to get into the right head space. Here’s some inspiration:
Sing it loud and proud:
Risin up, back on the street
Did my time, took my chances
Went the distance
Now Im back on my feet
Just a man and his will to survive
So many times, it happens too fast
You trade your passion for glory
Dont lose your grip on the dreams of the past
You must fight just to keep them alive
7. Shine your shoes!
Women will nearly always check out your shoes. Two tips.
1. Ensure your shoes are not cheap and nasty.
2. Clean our shoes.
Trust me on this – women can pick out quality shoes!
8. Finishing Touches
The most critical – the finer finishing details that are going to guarantee that you stand out to the lucky lady! For some men, hair is their masterpiece. Make sure you save time to get this right. Nothing worse than having a bad hair night. Check that you dont smell. Check your teeth and ensure lunch has not been left behind.
Have you got good chat? Be ready to ask questions as much as your ready to listen to your date. There is simply nothing worse that a date with nothing to say. Be ready with a few good stories that are engaging and air on the side of witty!
Karina is a dating and romance consultant and the founder of Datelicious. She gets to share what she knows about love, and the best way to find it, every day. Fifteen years’ experience in the dating industry means that she has a wealth of trade secrets that she is only too willing to share with people who are on the dating rollercoaster or are building a relationship. She has a sixth sense when it comes to romance. Karina is well known for discovering hidden restaurants and bars which she adds to her impressive arsenal of dating & romantic venues. An avid traveller, you can often find her at the airport ready to indulge in her love of travel and taking every opportunity to uncover the best holiday spots for couples and singles, both on and off the map.