15 Dating advice for Men: Essential tips for smooth date

Find out what makes a perfect date so perfect with these tips

By Rebecca jones
15 Dating advice for Men: Essential tips for smooth date

Believe it not, even though men tend to look strong and put on a strong persona, gearing up for a date can be a nerve wrecking moment for both sex’s. Figuring out what to wear, where to go, what conversation to have, all this little things has a way of putting a little tension your way. Some dates can get a little awkward if things are not planned thoroughly, sometimes it’s important to make a little research about the person you are inviting on a date in order to have an idea on some of their favorite things to talk about and what can interest them.

Planning isn’t a sure guarantee that all is going to go smoothly, but it will definitely ease up the tension and get the conversation flowing. A lot of people give different tips and advice when it comes to the first date, and I am sure it can help immensely towards making your date a successful one, but sometimes, some of the best things in life come unplanned, as much as we want to always stay in control, letting go and living by the moment is great. Putting all your dating fears behind and taking a huge deep breath is a pretty good tip. Go out there and explore all the beautiful and potential life partner for yourself, but before then, let’s equip you with some of the best tips out there as a guy to treat your date like the royalty he or she is.

15 Dating Advice for Men

Since dating is pretty tricky, with so much to think of like what to say, where to go, who to pay for the date, all this bumps can get in the way of you actually enjoying her date, therefore, let’s take a look at some helpful dating tips for guys.

1. Be Confident

Confidence goes along way, it will guide you towards so many things in life including dates. A lot of people sell themselves short due to their nerves and lack of confidence when it comes to talking and interacting with their love interest. A date is not a marketing campaign, but it should be seen as a chance to convince and show the other person that you are interested in them and to get to know them even more. Being confident isn’t about talking smart and all fancy, it’s all about your mannerism and the way you portray yourself to your date. The secrets is to always stay true to yourself and don't give a persona that is false.

2. Give a Good First Impression

You can never get a second chance to make a first impression, therefore it's important to think a lot about the impression you want to give or make on your first date. Most impressions are instantly perceived from your mannerism, the way you talk and most importantly, your dressing. Wearing clothes that are disoriented, or not appropriate for a date can send mix signals, getting your date a little discouraged or uninterested even before the date starts. 

3. Pick a Good Place/Location

Location is key to a good date, it is actually one of the secrets to ensuring your date becomes successful. The location can contribute to your topic of conversation like if you go on a date in a museum or an archery lesson, the activities over there will serve as a bonus to your conversations. Ditch the obvious dates like dinner at some restaurant or drinks at some random bar. You can make the atmosphere of the date completely easy and breezy with no additional distraction or tension added to it.

4. Avoid Doing All the Talking

Some people are experts in talking all day long, not minding if the other person is contributing, interested or not. In a date, you should have a conversation that is short and responsive, with each party responding and socializing. Try avoiding boring topics like discussing the nature of your job, finances, religion and all these intense topics that can automatically turn off a person.

Basic Dating Advice

A lot of pressure is being put on men when it comes to a date, it is perceived as they have the responsibility of making or breaking the date, but the fact is, that isn't true. Equal sexes have equal opportunity and responsibility towards ensuring the date goes well. If you initiated the date, making sure it goes well and smooth for the other person becomes your ultimate responsibility. This few basic advice can help give a positive vibe to your first date.

6. Definitely Avoid the Ex- Conversation

Most basic mistakes some people who go on a date do is to talk about their ex. Honey, you are on a date to get a fresh start and bag a potential love interest, you don't want to bring in your past by discussing your ex’s. Leave the past in the past and look towards the future. When you get more comfortable and familiar around each other then you can talk about it, that's if the other person is interested in knowing.

7. Keep Your Phone and All Electronic Devices Turned Off

Phones and gadgets have special ways of complicating and taking up most of our time, it is great for work and casual time, but when on a date, it is important to give all your time, concentration and energy on your date. Your undivided attention will show your partner how invested and interested you really are. 

8. Pay or Share the Bill

Paying a date in full or slashing the price into half is something that is dependent on the two individuals on the date. If you invited him or her on the date, then it is only courtesy to pay since you are the initiator, you don't want the other person stressing much about the bill. You need them calm, relaxed and at peace. However, if you would like to go dutch, it is always nice to inform the party up front and let them know your billing intention.

You can read more on who should pay for dates in this article: Who should pay for dates: You, Me or Go Dutch

Dating Advice For Men Dating For The First Time

Well, there isn't a lot of advice to give a person going on a date for the first time than to encourage them to be themselves at all time, with no compromise and pressure to offer what you don't have. Always concentrate on having a quality conversation, creating fun memories and getting to know and meet new people. A first date is not always going to mean everything is going to be all perfect and smooth, its good to stay open-minded and see it as a stepping stone towards learning and improving. In life heart breaks and rejections will occur, and embracing it wholeheartedly is the secret cause its all part of life and the growing process.

Dating Advice for Shy Guys

9. Start By Taking Baby Steps

You know you don’t have to become Mr social overnight. You can start by pushing yourself to talk to 2 or 3 random strangers every time you go out, and just become comfortable with the interactions. Your words don’t need to be deep or meaningful. They just need to get the interaction moving.

10. Find Friends Who Are More Outgoing Than You Are

By simply going out with trusted friends who are already the life of the party, you will find it much easier to loosen up and come out of your shell. Do this often, and you will find yourself naturally becoming more like your outgoing friends.

11. Do what you love or more up in your ally

Do what is up in your ally and find people who share those interests and join up with them. It’s hard to be shy when you’re doing something that gets you excited. Women will notice when you’re at your best.

12. Just Go For It

Beating your shyness is a process that takes time, but you can do it, so just accept the fact that it’s going to be uncomfortable and possibly even terrifying. Accept the fear, and do it anyway. It’s the only way you’re going to beat the shyness and come out winning.

Dating Advice For New Relationships

13. Do Not Brag

Some people are so proud of their hard work and accomplishments and sometimes they tend to brag and talk about it a lot without even realizing it. It will be helpful to not get carried away with your personal life and get conversations or topics that can connect you with your potential partner.

14. Don’t Be Too Needy

A lot of times, people tend to be needy due to their past experiences and challenges. It’s easy to lean on someone and want to have them be involved in your life and space all the time, but in reality, even great relationships do need space, and constant neediness can be overbearing.

15. Be Attentive

Be attentive towards the other person's conversation and interest. Don’t look or give a feeling of disconnection when on a date. You have no idea how special your date is going to feel when they realize you pay so much attention and care about all their interest.


Most first dates are going to be a little awkward and uncomfortable, but it’s okay cause it’s going to be a learning and growing experience. Be open-minded and try not to overstress. Have discussions on things that are more up on your ally. The best dates are the ones that are all about fun and experience rather than just sitting on a table and having food. Be creative around your date and focus more on experiencing and creating a fun positive energy for you and your adorable date.