Sometimes it’s the smallest thing that makes a lasting impression. A single smart comment or a couple of small gestures can really impress your man, while an offensive remark or a display of carelessness can utterly doom your chances. If you are out on the pull any target will often decide relatively quickly whether or not you’re date-worthy, and all the little things you do or don’t do will help him make up his mind. With these realities in mind, we’ve put together this list of simple ways to impress a man. Nothing complicated here. Nothing time-consuming or exceptionally difficult. But this list of habits, comments and behaviors could make the difference between getting his number or be forgotten.
Look Him In The Eye
It can be tempting to look a beautiful man up and down, and the more beautiful he is, the harder it can be to concentrate on the conversation. Just remember, if he catches you staring at his crotch when he’s talking about a dance move, you’ll look like a creep.
Be Well Groomed
Scraggly facial hair styles and even a hint of body odour have a good chance of killing your chances with many men. Men want their men to show that they can take care of themselves, and if you always look good and smell good even though it’s not a special occasion, you’re a few steps ahead of the pack. This doesn’t mean you necessarily always have to be clean-shaven, but any facial hair you do have should be well maintained. Think about it: You judge them based on the way they look. Why wouldn’t they do the same with you?
Socialize With His Friends
When deciding whether or not to ask a man out on a date, you probably evaluate his personality and his looks, among other things like his sense of humour and his intelligence. Well, other men do those things too, but they also think about your potential as a partner. And one of the things that speaks to your potential is your ability to fit into his social network. Most gay men are attracted to likable, sociable, charming men, the kind of guys their friends and families will love. So, engage in conversation with his friends even as you’re working your magic on him. Impress them and you’ll impress him. Just make sure it’s clear that he’s the one you’re interested in.
Ignore Your Phone
Nothing says, “You’re not that important” like taking a call from someone else or checking a SMS in the middle of a conversation. That’s why ignoring your phone is one of our top simple ways to impress your man. The culture of constant texting has gotten way out of hand. These days, too many men think it’s perfectly acceptable to take a phone call or fire off an email while you’re on a date or in the middle of a conversation. Well, we have news for you: It’s uncivil. When you’re talking to your man, it wouldn’t hurt if he got to see you silence your phone or turn it off completely — it shows him he has your undivided attention.
Ask Him Questions
When you’re getting to know your man, you should do your best to make him comfortable. That means steering a conversation toward a subject he’s comfortable talking about — like his life or interests. Just about every human likes to talk about themselves. It’s a subject on which we have a lot of expertise, after all. So if you’re asking him questions about his past successes and his favorite things, it should allow him to open up and feel comfortable, while simultaneously showing him that you’re interested in more than just his looks. Just don’t get all private investigator on him — ask simple, open-ended questions and let him steer the response.
Open the door for him. Opening the door for any gay man is a classic gentlemanly gesture. The gentle art of pulling has largely eliminated acts of chivalry like this one. But no matter what gender you are, opening the door for someone is considerate, polite and shows you’re thinking about them, rather than just yourself. Do your part to bring chivalry back by opening the door for your man.
So here’s the thing: You want to give him a compliment, but you want it to seem sincere. Thus, you need something a little more original than “You have incredible eyes.” Give this a shot: Compliment the way he looks in his outfit. Say something like, “You look great in that shirt.” It’s a great way of telling him he looks hot without rerunning the same old compliment and it also communicates that you’re attracted to him in a way that “Cool shirt!” does not. Plus, it gives him credit for having good fashion sense, which is a neat little mix of his personality and his looks.
Ask For Advice
Whether you’re apartment-hunting or trying to set your buddy up on a blind date, all men enjoy being asked for advice. It shows him that you value other people’s opinions — in particular, his opinion. Be careful not to come off as clueless here, though; you don’t want to act like you know nothing. You also don’t want to put him on the spot or make him feel uncomfortable. When asking for advice, get his perspective on a limited set of options. For example, does he think you should move into a townhouse or a loft? This kind of question allows him to easily express an opinion, and hopefully sparks a more extensive conversation.
Compliment His Positivity
You shouldn’t outright lie about this, but telling a man he gives off a “happy” vibe will make him feel good. That’s the vibe most people want to give off all the time. It also allows you to then ask him about the things in his life that make him so happy, which will give him a chance to let you in on the things that are important to him. And it’ll show him that you’re not a Gloomy Gus that’ll only focus on negative things, who won’t get along with his friends and family.