The bad news is that everything you thought you knew about dating is wrong. But don’t worry—FHM is here to hold your hand (in a chummy, supportive way) through the very modern minefield that is meeting lovely ladies.
We enlisted the help of top relationships experts, so that next time you meet a pretty girl, sexy woman—or even a hot mama—you know what to say and do.
Here are their 10 top tips for wooing any girl:
Hang Back To Get Her Attention
Go up and say hello.
“Go over and introduce yourself,” says dating coach Hayley Quinn. “Women like to be approached, and hanging back and staring makes you look uncertain or insecure. And remember to smile.”
Wait Before You Text Her Back
Contact her the next day.
“The ‘two-day’ rule no longer exists. When everybody takes their mobile phone everywhere, waiting two days to call just makes you look like you’re not interested,” says match.com dating expert Kate Taylor. “If you want to play games, concentrate on Angry Birds.”
Buy A Girl A Drink
Let her buy her own.
“A lot of guys think the question, ‘Can I buy you a drink?’ has exactly the same meaning as the question, ‘Can I touch your left tit?’” says comedian Bekka Bowling. “But we’re on to you, and we don’t like it.”
All Pick-Up Lines Are Terrible
Pick-up lines can be funny.
Treat 'Em Mean
Always act keen.
Girls Love A Good Dancer
Knowing how to dance is kind of creepy.
Take Her To A Movie On The First Date
The first date MUST be surprising.
Nice Guys Finish Last
Just be a nice guy.
Girls Love A Guy Who Can Make Them Laugh
Don’t try too hard to be funny.
Love Letters Are Romantic AF
Love letters are dead.
Interviews: Issy Sampson
Words: Dan Masoliver