Men… Let’s talk about you!
(Women, before you disappear, it’s worth a read to gain some insight into how men work. Trust us.)
Did you know studies have shown that men only use around 3000 words per day, with women using a range of 7000-20,000 words per day?!
Now before you jump back and worry that I’m going to make you use a 1000 of those words right now, think about this… If women use around up to 20,000 words per day, conversation must be an important aspect for them right?
On a first date, it’s important to build on connection vocally. Ask her about what she likes to do in her spare time and what her job is like. Women work on rapport so they want to know you’re interested in more than just the ‘facts’ of life.
(Women: This let us know that when a man is sitting there quietly, it really isn’t a reflection of you… He just really likes keeping the words to 3000!)
Top Tip: We recommend coffee dates for those first meetings. You can focus on getting to know each other without the nerve-wracking idea of having to worry about whether you have food in your teeth or on your shirt!
Did you know 52% of women rated personality as the most important factor when choosing a romantic partner, along with 53% of men? Something both men and women can agree on is personality is key.
Although looking good is important, focusing on how showing the best aspects of your personality is vital. We know it’s easier to talk about the facts of what you do but how about letting her know what you like to do when you’re not working or what your favourite film is?
Top Tip: Women want to know about what you’re like, not what you do. Show off the best sides of your personality and leave the business talk at work.
Studies have found that women take up to 3 minutes to make a judgement compared to men who take up to 5 minutes.
A later study concluded that physical attraction, along with positive social behaviours, determine whether someone would have a relationship with you.
Those first few minutes are essential. Yes, some of those minute will be based on a physical aspect (attraction is still important, be sure to look your best without trying to hard!). However, some of these moments will be based on your social interactions on the day.
Top Tip: One of the first things women pay attention to is how you talk to the waiter or the people around you so make sure your manners are present! Be sure to keep appropriate eye contact and get on your best smile!
(Women this goes for you too, so be sure to have your best smile ready!)
Try it out and let us know how that second date goes!