Tuesday, July 8, 2008

It's the little things

I've been on a couple dates recently, and I wanted to share some things that stood out to me. These little things that helped the gentlemen I was with earn points with me, and I'm sure most girls would agree.

Complimenting my appearance - You don't have to go overboard and say something every ten minutes, but I definitely made some effort to look nice for our outing, and it's nice when you notice.

Flowers - They're pretty. Be reasonable, as a dozen red, long-stemmed roses on a first date is a little much. However, seeing the flowers in a vase at home will remind me of the date long after it's over.

Paying for dinner, even after I asked you out - Absolutely not necessary, but a very nice gesture.

Making the most of it - Sometimes things don't go as planned, but having fun anyway is a huge plus.

Post-date text/call - To let me know you got home safe (especially if you live a considerable distance away) and that you enjoyed our date. It also lets me know you're still thinking about me, at least a little.

None of these things are going to make or break an evening, but they certainly add a nice touch.

1 comment:

Giggles said...

Now, how to email this to every man I might come across in my life. :)

Saturday night on a date I put a silk flower in my hair to dress up a still damp pony tail I was sporting because of the heat recently. When my date mentioned it not once, but twice on the date, and then again the next day, that was worth many many brownie points there.