17 Ways To Impress Him On The First Date

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You're on a date and you want to impress him (although the feeling should be mutual and he should be hoping to impress you, too). To be impressive, you don't have to try too hard. As a rule, guys are pretty simple. If he's into how you look, sound, and smell, you don't have to do a lot more. But to really be impressive and be the greatest date in the world, just do the following and it's all good.

You're on time. No guy wants to hang out waiting…besides, while you're delaying, he might meet someone else!

You're appropriately dressed. If he's invited you to dinner, don't show up wearing jean shorts. Third Age: 7 Tips On Dressing To Attract A Mate

You don't get drunk or sloppy. One cocktail, one beer, or one glass of wine- and that's it. Sure, alcohol will help you relax, but you don't want to be slurring your words.

You don't weep. Crying is alarming. Another reason to stay sober, especially if you're the drink-and-get-sentimental type!

You don't talk about your ex-husband, your last boyfriend, or other guys you're dating. You'd think this is common sense, but it's surprising how many people do this.

You offer to pay for your own drink. He should demur and say it's his treat, but you should make the offer. It’s good form.

You're a good sport. Going on a date often means you're in for a surprise about what's happening. For example, he suggests an activity, like fly fishing, that you don't know much about. Be willing to give it a shot. Third Age: Perfect First-Date Ideas

You show an interest in him, ask questions. Not an interrogation. Questions. 

You're coquettish. But not too much. Third Age: The Art Of Flirting

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You share interesting (but not alarming!) information about yourself. This is called getting to know each other.

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Written by Eve Marx for Third Age.

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