There are some dating tactics we’ve heard of that are legendary failure scenarios, but these are 5 of the more common ways we agree should never be used to try to impress a woman.
Here are 5 things to never do to “impress” a woman:
1. Send pictures of your anatomy
Many women report that they get unwanted nude pictures from men trying to impress them with their bodies.
We are happy that you love your physical body, but your particular anatomy should never be the way to impress a woman that you are interested in.
Bragging about your stamina, physical attributes, or sexual activities is also not something that will impress a woman.
2. Be inauthentic
Being your real authentic self is attractive. so trying to be different will not work to impress a woman. Researchers at Cornell University studying online dating profiles found that the lower online daters felt about their own attractiveness, the more likely they were to enhance their profile photographs and lie about their physical descriptors (height, weight, age).
The fact that physical attractiveness was what the dater lied about, not their income or occupation, suggests that their deceptions were intentional.
3. Reject emotions
The male gender is commonly less outwardly emotional than the woman he is trying to impress. But ironically, it’s your emotions that she wants to see. Women connect to and relate to others through communication and expression of feelings. If you are looking to impress her, even if you aren’t a crier, occasionally talk about things that sadden you. In turn, she knows you are capable of emoting and understanding her emotions.
4. Boast about your income
Although a steady income and your ability to handle your bills is going to impress her, outright bragging about your income is tacky. The woman you’re trying to impress knows that dollars in the bank don’t equal a happy relationship.
Money is definitely not everything when it comes to impressing a woman. Researchers at Chapman University studying dating preferences found that both men and women were least interested in their partner “having a steady income, and were generally less interested in qualities like making an equal amount of money, or even making a lot of money.”
The researchers say that although appearance is important for men and women ages 18-25 in dating, “appearance and income aren’t going to hold your hand when you are in the hospital or sick or when you are playing board games together at night.”
5. Lack future goals
While impressing a woman that you are interested in was your initial goal, she is also interested in what you have planned going forward. If you make the right impression, she is likely wondering what you plan for your future and what role she might play in it while she is also working toward her own goals.