You shouldn't alter your personality in order to impress a man. After all, it'll always backfire on you. According to Essence, here are a few things that don't actually impress men as much as we think it does:
1 MS. I DON'T EAT
He'd rather sit down to dinner with someone who eats an actual meal than someone who orders water and a salad, even thought they're starving. So don't be afraid to order that burger.
2 MS. FAIR-WEATHER SPORTS FAN
If you hate sports, don't pretend to love them. Your man wants you to be honest with him. Besides, he has plenty of friends to watch the big game with. He doesn't need your support, too.
3 MS. GIGGLES
Don't laugh at everything he says, just to make him feel important. He'll appreciate it more if you save your laughs for the jokes he tells that are actually funny. That way, he'll feel like he earned the laugh.
4 MS. KNOW IT ALL
Men love smart women, but it's impossible to know it all. That's why you shouldn't feel bad if you're a little less experienced in some areas. He won't mind it.
5 MS. BODY CONSCIOUS
You shouldn't stare in the mirror and check the scale every hour on the hour. Your man will want you to be confident, because he already knows how beautiful you are.
6 MS. TMI
You don't have to tell him about every aspect of your life. Yes, it's good to be open with your partner. However, there are some things (like your bathroom habits) that should stay a secret.
7 MS. BEAUTY QUEEN
Yes, men like attractive women. However, that doesn't mean that you need to wear dresses and heels constantly if you want to impress someone. You don't need makeup, either, because you're a natural beauty.
8 Ms. Designer-Label
You might think men will be more impressed when they see you toting round that classic Chanel handbag or strutting around in the latest pair of Louboutins, but in reality men don't think much about the brands you wear, whether they're super expensive designer labels or not. Remember it's the way that you present yourself that he will notice and admire, not the labels or the price tags in your wardrobe.
9 Ms. Caught-in-the-moment
Whether he ends up calling or texting you the next time he wants to see you will depend on your approach in terms of what you give him and what you don't. Remember that men love a chase, so don't give him everything at once and try to leave him wanting more!
10 Ms. Higher Education
Men might be interested in your education, what you studied and what you learnt from it, but don't assume that's all they care about. Most of the time they would rather see your brain and charm over hearing every single detail of your rather high education. Even though it's something to be proud of, it can come across as bragging/boasting and even arrogance to some men.
Have you ever pretended to be any of these things?