Many men today don’t know what it takes to be a gentleman. Having good looks and wealth alone are not enough to impress. Women are exposed to romantic books and movies and are inclined to look for the Prince Charming in their man. You can impress your lady by being a gentleman using these tips.
1. Always treat her like a princess
This includes everything from opening the door for her, pulling out a chair when she sits down, offering her your jacket when she is feeling a bit cold. Do whatever that will make her feel so treasured and well-taken cared off. These are things that may demand little in efforts, but mean really big.
2. Always listen.
When you are with her, give her undivided attention. It shows that you care. Listen attentively to what she says. May it be from a great weekend, a stressful day at the office, or of future plans with you. But don’t be too passive. Nobody enjoys talking to a wall. If she complains about her problems such as a stressful day or about an irritating office mate, don’t cut her off. And never give unsolicited advice. She want sympathy, not solutions. Simply encourage her to talk about it by saying “What happened?” or “Tell me about it”. She wants your listening ear, not your bickering mouth.
3. Give sweet compliments
Every girl loves compliments, especially when you mean it. It could be as little as “you look pretty in your dress”, or as much as “you are the most beautiful woman I’ve ever seen”. But compliment on something you truly believe and choose your words wisely. Saying “sexy” can be offensive to some women. You don’t have to limit compliments to physical beauty. You can admire her other traits such as her thoughtfulness by saying how you appreciate her bringing you breakfast when she knew you missed it.
4. Be polite to other people
We tend to forget that being a gentleman not only applies to how you treat your lady but also to people around you. Your lady may judge you based on how you treat others. Do not laugh boisterously when a man stumbles or walks right into a glass door. Your insensitivity will turn her off. Say “Thank you” when a waiter serves you a glass of water or “Sorry” when you accidentally bump someone. Do this even when she’s not around. Don’t forget, people can talk about you, and you want to make a good impression.
5. Respect yourself
Picking your nose or biting your nails in front of your lady is a big no no. Be presentable. Clean your face, comb your hair and iron your clothes before you meet her. And of course, trim your nails and brush your teeth. Check that you don’t have bad breath. When talking, avoid swearing and using of profane words. Your lady wants a respectable man.