A lot has changed when it comes to getting in a lady’s good books, with the women of today demanding more power, rights – and above all, equality – than ever before. But just because she no longer expects you to pay for everything, it doesn’t mean that a few basic manners would go amiss. A little bit of charm goes a long way.
Contrary to popular belief, chivalry is not completely dead, so if you can’t remember the last time you held a door open for a member of the fairer sex then it’s time to fix up. There’s no need to go overboard, but a simple demonstration of good manners will never go amiss. She’s highly unlikely to be offended.
When organising a date, use your imagination and come up with something interesting and unexpected. Dinner at a posh restaurant is all very well, but do you really think she hasn’t seen it all before? Forget splashing the cash – it’s not what is important here. If you can come up with a real conversation-starter of an activity and something that will get you both laughing then you know you’re onto a winner.
Avoid telling lies at all costs, because believe us, a woman will see straight through your tall stories. Honesty is key here, so don’t feel you have to exaggerate when it comes to your job, salary or what car you drive. The truth will come out sooner or later, and you’ll be left looking a grade A fool.
They might be too polite to admit it, but there are few women out there who wouldn’t prefer cosying up to a smooth, clean-shaven man. No, don’t worry – we’re not talking about manscaping. But a traditional wet shave using quality products will ensure that your face is touchably soft, with no complaints of stubble rash from her.
Smelling bad is another huge faux pas, and selecting a fragrance that was first worn in the dark ages is just as much of a no-no as forgetting to put on deodorant. Forget that old cologne your grandad wears, and go for a fragrance that is fresh, masculine and thoroughly modern.
Last up, get rid of any unwanted hair. Think carefully about what is meant by this, as while you may be fine with sporting a mono-brow, it’s likely that she’ll be itching to break out the tweezers and let loose on you before you’ve said hello. Other areas to consider are the ears and nose – but all others could do with a good tidy too – if you catch our drift.