12 Ways to Woo a Guy on Your First Date

How to take him from the first date to the fifth.
You’ve met a really cute guy, you’ve hit it off well, and you’re about to go on your first date. But…you’re still now exactly sure how to impress him to go from dinner and a movie to your place? Here’s twelve of our suggestions to woo your man on your first date together.

  1. Keep in touch beforehand
    There’s some practical reason behind this (you need to organize the date, duh), but communicating beforehand lets your date know that you like him and want to talk more. Does it have to be every moment? No, but even just a little conversation here and there helps so much.
  2. Signal with lunch or dinner
    Lunch dates usually involve a slow, get-to-know-you date together that may or may not continue later into the evening. Dinner dates, meanwhile, might have sex on the table from date one: especially if you both want a casual fling. Of course, this isn’t a hard and fast rule, but the time you pick can suggest a lot about what you want in a relationship.
  3. Dress to impress
    Not all dates require a suit. Many just need a good outfit. But you should still look your best. That means leaving the stained plaid for another time and going straight for the skinny jeans and cardigan.
  4. Put on your best dance moves
    If you’re going dancing, you want to show him that you know how to move it. Not a good dancer? That’s okay. What’s more important is that you feel confident and happy in the moment. If you let yourself swing your hips, next thing you know you’ll be showing him just how nicely you move.
  5. Be in the moment
    Don’t look like you want to leave, don’t let your mind wander, and be an active listener. Giving your date the attention they want will help your time together really blossom.
  6. Open up
    You don’t have to tell your date all of your secrets, but opening up a bit shows that you trust your date and want to communicate openly. Even a casual fling should have a little bit of open communication, especially if you want to get into the bedroom sooner rather than later.
  7. Ask him about his interests
    You know what’s the cutest thing in the world? When your partner likes hearing you talk about what you’re passionate about. Show an interest in him and he’ll appreciate it, perhaps more than words.
  8. Flirt if it feels right
    Don’t be afraid to flirt. You’re on a date, after all. Tell him he’s cute and he might try to keep up.
  9. Experiment a bit
    He wants to take you stargazing on the rooftop or day drinking in the park? It might be a little unconventional, but try it out. It might just end up being a lot more fun than you thought.
  10. Follow the night’s flow
    Every date has a certain flavor to it. Some are hot and heavy, others are long and bubbly. Fit into the chemistry that you two are feeling and go for it. That means if you and your partner are clearly going slow, no need to ramp it up. And if the bedroom comes up right away, well, why not entertain the possibility?
  11. Come with condoms
    Alright, let’s be blunt. Many times a first date goes from dinner to the bedroom in just an hour or two. That means you should always come prepared no matter what. Even just bringing a couple condoms can be a lifesaver.
  12. Have fun!
    If you look like you’re having fun, your date will have fun. Simple as that. So take a deep breath, get your stuff packed, and get ready for your first date. You’ll do fine!

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