“Dating is never the same for any two men, or women. There are always different factors that come into play that helps decide how the entire dating process would go and how the results would be.”
Nonetheless, there are certain things that should be on every man’s list of essential tools for dating. These are the tools that will help boost your chances at a successful date – and by successful, we mean something that would become something more significant.
Hey hey hey gentlemen, get your checklists now and make sure that you have all of these things in your essential tools for dating:
A good and reliable wingman. This wingman has to be someone you trust, knows you so well, and has a totally different taste in women (just to be safe, even friends compete over women, you know). Your wingman need not exactly be your best friend; what he should be is someone who knows how to talk to women and more importantly, knows how to build you up to women. After all, that’s what they’re supposed to do anyway.
The right dating wardrobe. You have to have a separate wardrobe for dating. It’s not at all vanity – it’s just putting more perspective, more impressive angle into your dating life. After all, you are not exactly the same person at work than you are as a lover so why not translate that into your own wardrobe too? (This helps if your date knows you from work or from your everyday so it would be an impressive breather to see you in something different and more stylish). Keep it to something you’re completely comfortable in though!
Cash or a trusty credit. Whilst we live in a day and age where men and women are equal and splitting the bill is expected, the first date is still almost always a man’s responsibility to pay up for it. And besides, there’s always a little thingamajig to get her – flowers, cards, chocolates, the works. So just have some ready for them.
A ready stash of pickup lines. You can never be too sure when you’ll need a pickup line for one or two dates. It works with some, it doesn’t with others but hey – you can never be too ready either! So just have a few lines ready – it’s pretty good for breaking the ice too.
Humor. There is nothing that humor can’t fix nor bridge. We all need humor every now and then and especially on a date. Make her feel good about being with you and she’ll more than likely enjoy your company as well. So try a hand at humor without trying too hard; let it flow naturally.
A good relationship with the women in your life – your mom (especially), your sisters, female cousins, and female friends. You may not necessarily have a female best buddy nor an expert with women but having them around will always give you a healthy insight on how to deal with and how to properly treat women. Plus the free tips and the wardrobe-slash-general-dating-advice would be very awesome.
85% of the contents of a woman’s bag have a lot to do with grooming; or at least that’s what I told. There’s all sorts of things there that are dedicated to making her pretty all throughout the day. The vainer and more look-conscious a woman, the more grooming items she carries around with her every day. There’s tubs and tubs of makeup, lipsticks, lip liners, lip balms, eye liners, powder, concealer, mascara, blush, the different tubs and the different brushes, hair brush, clips, cologne, lotion, moisturizer, sun block cream – I could go on all day about the typical grooming items inside a woman’s bag.
But a man cannot go around carrying huge bags to fit all those. And quite frankly, the world is not yet ready to see a full-grown manly man delicately contouring his eyes with several layers and shades of eye shadow or pouting his lip to perfect the gloss of his lips. And of course , that does not take away the necessity for every man to look fresh, neat and attractive all throughout the day. How does a man achieve this without having to carry a makeup bag?
Top 5 things
Well surprise, surprise gentlemen: you don’t need no more than 5 things. Here are the 5 grooming essentials on how to hack into a girl’s mind that you should always keep in your purse or manly bag (yes, I have to emphasize that):
Hair gel. This could be practically any other hair product that you use for your hair (mousse, cream, etc). You can never fully trust your hair to stay the way it does from morning ‘til night. And besides, you might want to change your look at the end of the day to suit a night out so your hair product comes in handy.
Deo-spray. A perfume, in my opinion, is a little bit too much inside your purse. It’s bulky and it’s glass; and besides, you don’t want to waste these precious essences over accidentally squishing the spritzer while inside the bag. So go for deo-spray. It lasts long plus it keeps even your critical areas (aka underarms and neck) free from sweat and sweat smell.
Breath spray or mints. You’ll never know when you’d end up too close and face-to-face with a beautiful lady. You don’t want her to be caught off guard by the smell of your garlic steak for lunch right? And besides, you can’t brush your teeth or use your mouthwash ‘on the go’ so these breath fresheners are the best options to keep your breath smelling fresh and well, kiss-worthy.
Lip balm. Okay, men. We girls are not quite ready for you painting your faces the way we do with makeup but we are quite ready for soft, smooth non-chapping lips that are nothing but kiss-ready. If you’re not comfortable using the stick balms, go for those in tubs. Trust me, your next hookup will thank me for this advice.
Hand sanitizer. One of the most common ways to transmit disease-causing bacteria is through the hands; and to protect yourself and not be a channel of these viruses and bacteria, a reliable unscented alcohol-based hand sanitizer is a must have.