Secrets to Being a Stand Out Date

Dating is much like swimming amidst a sea of fish.

So how do you turn yourself into good bait? Here are the secrets of how to get noticed more often on dates.

Winning Wit

You’ve got to be the whole package—body and brains. You might keep your date’s eyes locked on your alluring self, but it is your wit that’ll keep his attention on you for a long time. Throw in the occasional humour and you’ll definitely score a second date!

Dress to Impress

This doesn’t mean that you have to take out your skimpiest dress and flaunt 90% of your skin. Your date knows very little of you, especially on first dates, hence they tend to take you at face value and you wouldn’t want to give them the wrong impression. But try a little to make yourself irresistible.

Share a Meal, Share a Conversation

Capturing your date’s attention goes both ways. Do not monopolize the conversation. If you want your date to be interested in you, make them feel that you are interested in their life too. Make it just as much about your date as it is about you.

Also read: First date chit-chat nerves

Split the Bill

Although a guy might insist on picking up the check, be polite enough to offer. It demonstrates that you are down-to-earth and not high maintenance. If you’re easy to be with, he’ll feel more comfortable around you and would easily open up to you.  Chances are he will pick up the bill in the end but he will appreciate you not expecting it.

Don’t Sell Yourself Short

Highlight your best self! Impress your date with your interests. Maybe you’re into sports or creative stuff. Share something interesting about you casually. No one’s a better catch than a well-rounded and dynamic individual. Besides, it gives your date a hint that you have your own individuality and won’t be the needy type.

Be THE Challenge

You don’t have to act like a snob, but avoid appearing overly eager and interested. Keep your date interested by keeping them guessing! Men rise up to challenges, as to women, your date will chase you more if you seem unattainable. Forbes tells us that Body language cues are just one of the physical and social messages that people send that can put them at risk for appearing unapproachable, disinterested, or, in the case of women, just plain bitchy.

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