Yes, you should never pretend to be someone that you’re not, but a girl might like to see that you take pride in your appearance.
There are endless questions that can spin around your head before, during and after a date, which is why we’ve compiled a list of some top dating tips for men, to help make sure your date is a success. First impressions are always important Your ripped jeans may be lucky, but remember, this will be the first impression your date gets of you.
While the common dating ‘rules’ – not that I believe in rules – can apply to anybody, there are perhaps a few things we, as gay guys, need to pay a little more attention to.
Cast your net further afield We can be a very picky bunch.
We whinge that we can’t find the right man, or never get a second date, but the usual reason is we’re not looking hard enough in the first place.
Whether we’re into bears, jocks or geeks, sometimes our narrow search criteria holds us back.
Relationship psychologist Honey Langcaster-James says: “Look straight into the camera and smile showing your teeth – this says open, friendly, healthy and confidence.” A recent study of the most popular profiles on dating sites showed 88 per cent are making eye contact with the camera in their profile picture.
Having fixed ideas of what you want – which usually boil down to looks and little else – could be standing in your way of meeting some great guys.
It’s time to think outside the box, look past the beards or muscles, and take chances.
“We live in a soundbite society so the first 30 words of your profile really count,” says Peter.
“Try to avoid clichés in your profile because, let’s face it, everyone wants someone who's loyal and we all like walking on the beach at sunset.