Want to learn the classic ways to make someone fall for you? A little chivalry goes a long way for both men and women. According to Your Tango, most modern men and women are clueless on how to behave on a first date. Both genders tend to blame each other if something isn't going right or as expected, but it's time for each person to own their behavior. To attract a quality person, you need to behave like a quality person as well. Let's go back to the 1940's to learn proper and timeless dating etiquette with these classic ways to make someone fall hard in love with you!
1 Look Dignified for Your Date
Men, that means pulling up your pants all the way, leaving your skin-tight Affliction T-shirt in your dresser, shaving or trimming your beard and removing your hat and sunglasses. Women, that means no plunging necklines or half-shirts and go easy on the make-up.
If your mother didn't tell you to not dress like a player or a prostitute, I'm telling you now. There are classier ways to show off that great body you've worked so hard for.
2 Use Your Manners
Act like a gentleman or a lady. Don't text your friends in your date's company. Don't flirt with the server. Don't ogle other women. Don't apply lipstick at the dinner table. Don't forget to say please and thank you.
Men, feel free to help a woman with her jacket, pull out her chair and place her order to the server (or at least let her order first). It's not cheesy, it's chivalrous.
3 Be Natural
There's no need to dazzle your date with fun facts or fascinating conversation. Sharing a funny story about your little sister or crazy parents doesn't make you uncool, it makes you sound like a real person.
4 Money Matters
Men, this one is for you. Pay for the first few dates. After that, you can begin to graciously accept a contribution from your date. If she doesn't offer to contribute by the third date—or doesn't thank you for paying—find someone else to spend your money on.
5 Leave Your Baggage at Home
Don't talk about other partners. Ever. Your date wants to feel that she or he is special, not just the rebound from your last failed relationship.
6 Clean Your Car
Men, this one's also for you. Wash your car, inside and out, and then use it to pick up your date at her door and deliver her home.
For extra points, show up at her door with flowers. If she doesn't break into a smile and swoon at this sweet but forgotten tradition, there's something wrong with her.
7 Get over Yourself
Don't have too high an opinion of yourself or act like your date is "lucky" to be with you. There's no reason to talk about how women find you attractive or how men are intimidated by your brilliance. We get it. You're awesome. Just know that there's a fine line between sexy self-confidence and sickening over-confidence.
8 Sexual Modesty
Ladies, this one is for you. And you're not going to like it. The fact is, a quality man will have a low opinion of a woman who gives her body to a man she barely knows. You can justify or rationalize it any way you want by talking about gender equality and double-standards, but that doesn't change the fact that he's assuming a lot about your character by your sexual behavior. Hang on to your feminine mystique. If he's a guy you want to keep, keep your clothes on at least until the relationship is a committed and exclusive one.
What was your favorite tip on how to make someone fall in love with you? What new tips do you have for us? Let us know in the comments!
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