Top Ten Prep Tips For Date Night

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    Oct 10, 2010 1:13 AM GMT
    Top 10: Prep Tips For Date Night

    NO.10 - PREP YOUR CLOTHES THE DAY BEFORE
    You know what you’re going to wear; you’ve been thinking about it during the day. You’re proud of yourself and think: “Wow, I’m on top of this and wear my white shirt. Unfortunately, just 10 minutes before leaving you reach for that white shirt only to realize that it’s wrinkled and a tad stained. Now what? Suddenly nothing else will cut it, oh, and watch as your stress level rises and self-image plummets.

    This could have been avoided had you prepped your clothes the day before. Is that white shirt wrinkled? Iron it. Is it hopeless? Find an alternative. Do your shoes need a shining? You get the idea.

    NO.9 - MAKE THE DINNER SEAMLESS
    Don’t just show up to the hottest restaurant in town expecting to get a table. Make restaurant reservations in advance, and discreetly slip the waiter your credit card so the bill is already taken care of when you're ready to leave. It’s that simple.

    NO.8 - PRACTICE FLIRTING WITH OTHER GUYS
    Not the smoothest with the guys? Practice you guy charm. Joey, that cute coworker is getting a coffee. Why not join him and start a conversation? Maybe you just need to smile more. The point is to start flexing some flirting muscle so that you're warmed up for the real thing.

    NO.7 - DON'T WEAR TIGHT CLOTHES
    So, he decided to spend the night? Congratulations. But how would you feel if, as he began to undress, you discovered ladybug-patterned marks around his waist and chest? Say what? Well, the same applies to you. Wearing tight clothes, like underwear and socks, can leave awkward marks on your body and can, at the very least, throw you (and him) off. Make sure you look good naked by avoiding tight clothes.

    NO.6 - WORK OUT AT LUNCH
    You don’t need anyone to tell you that men love a men who projects confidence. And there’s nothing like boosting your self-confidence -- not to mention self-image -- like an intense workout during your lunch break. The gym is where you set goals for yourself and succeed at your own standards. Mastering a challenging workout is a small victory, and if you can handle that, you’ll feel more than ready for the date. Plus, the temporary increase in your metabolic rate and energy level will also serve you well later in the evening.

    NO.5 - GET IN THE MOOD – START WITH GROOMING
    Did you think you’d just show up to the date and suddenly turn on the charm switch? It doesn’t quite work that way, man. You have to get in the mood beforehand if you want to set the stage for a successful date. So why not kill two birds with one stone by trying a shampoo that will not only get your hair clean and smelling good, but get the night started? A good shampoo you like will wake you up and get you fired up for date night. All that from a shampoo? Believe it.

    NO.4 - PREP YOUR RIDE
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    MAKE SURE YOUR CAR IS CLEAN, YOU HAVE THE RIGHT MUSIC ON DECK -- AND WOULD IT KILL YOU TO OPEN THE DOOR FOR HIM?

    NO.3 - IDENTIFY GOOD CONVERSATION TOPICS
    Are you the type to go on and on about work? Please, spare yourself the embarrassment. He will quickly lose interest and his eyes will wander to the other men in the restaurant.Time to do some homework. Maybe it’s reading up on a few current events or trying to find some information about him on Facebook (of course, you’ll never actually admit to him that you were on his page). The point is to prepare some key topics that you can discuss during the date -- asking him questions about himself is always a good place to start

    NO.2 - RELAX AND VISUALIZE
    Unless you had all day to get in the mood, you’ve probably dealt with a lot in the last 12 hours: Your landlord still hasn’t fixed the plumbing, your client’s proposal bounced back (again), the dude in front of you stole your cab, it’s raining -- ugh. You may not realize it, but you’ve just internalized the sh*t from today.

    Inhale. Take a few minutes -- that’s all you need, surprisingly -- to unwind from the stresses of the day. Refuel, develop a positive attitude and visualize the date going well.

    Let it go.


    NO.1 - PREP YOUR PLACE
    Who are you kidding? Isn’t one of the goals of date night to end it at your place? It’s that what you’re thinking about before, during and, uh, after the date? Sh*t, he’s up for spending time at your place -- except it’s only now that you realize that you forgot to prep it. The fruit flies partying around your kitchen sink and your stained white bedsheets are suddenly killing the mood.

    If he makes it to your pad seal the deal with the basics: Make sure your dishes are done, your sheets are clean, you've put away any grooming products you used right before you left for the date, and that you have a few bottles of wine on hand even if you know he likes beer or other booze.

    And make sure your shower is clean. Nothing sexier than for you and him to jump into the shower together and clean up so that when bedtime comes (or another round) you both feel clean.

    Then maybe you wouldn't think hot guys are so difficult to talk to...........DUH..icon_wink.gificon_wink.gificon_wink.gif
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    Oct 10, 2010 8:09 AM GMT
    Wow, Im already glad if someone talks to me lol... this sure seems like a tough thing to do...
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    Oct 10, 2010 4:27 PM GMT
    This thing reads like a Cosmo article cut and pasted with a search and replace for woman to man.
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    Oct 10, 2010 4:50 PM GMT
    Each and every point here is a good one. I've followed these methods ever since I got my own place right after graduation, and yes - - - they work. You feel on top of your game; your place is ready; you're in good form mentally and physically during the whole night. These tips work! Just do them!

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    Oct 11, 2010 3:11 AM GMT
    Tip 11: Clean Out. Not many guys like a dirty bottom. icon_cool.gif