DATING TIPS FROM MY MOM
So my mom is actually a wise one who has an incredibly youthful outlook on life and the best sense of humor out of anyone I know. When I showed her my blog on tips for men she had a few tips herself. The top 3 tips my mom would add:
3. DO NOT BUY HER A GIFT ON THE FIRST OR SECOND DATE
Now I didn’t fully agree with her when this came out of her mouth but then she explained a gift one guy had given her after a first date and I knew why she thought this. A guy had given my mom (on the second date) Lingerie! Ok so I laughed pretty hard at this. That is the most awkward strange gift you could give and obviously, a very presumptuous one at that. So lets call a truce and say if you are going to do gifts, make it flowers. I’d say wait at least a month to bring out the LINGERE.
Plan an original date. Nothing crazy but something that means you spent time thinking about the night. She mentioned how frustrating it is when a guy asks you out last minute. I agree. Give me a week in advance don’t ask on a Thursday to take me out Friday night. Make a plan and plan ahead.
1. BE AGGRESSIVE
Take Charge! My mom said it is her # 1 TURN-OFF when a guy has to ask what you want to do or when you want to do it. Just make a choice. If you like a place go there. Don’t ask her what she likes or where she wants to go(for a first date). Pick a spot especially if you asked HER out. You wouldn’t ask a friend to hang out and then ask where. Also I HATE when someone ASKS if they can kiss me. If you have to ask, then maybe we shouldn’t.
The worst that would happen would be a turn of the cheek. If you ask it ruins the moment if I wanted to and I have the option to say the dreaded No, “I think we should just be friends”.
What sexy advice does your mom give? Has she ever steered you wrong?