5 Surprising Things Women Notice About Men On A First Date

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5 Surprising Things Women Notice About Men on a First Date

Elizabeth Marie

Written by: Elizabeth Marie

Elizabeth Marie

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Edited by: Amber Brooks

Amber Brooks

Amber Brooks is the Editor-in-Chief at DatingAdvice.com. When she was growing up, her family teased her for being "boy crazy," but she preferred to think of herself as a budding dating expert. As an English major in college, Amber honed her communication skills to write clearly, knowledgeably, and passionately about a variety of subjects. Now with over 1,600 lifestyle articles to her name, Amber brings her tireless wit and relatable experiences to DatingAdvice.com.

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I’m sure it comes as no surprise that first impressions are everything when it comes to a first date.

But gentleman, simply taking an extra five minutes shaving or spritzing on your new cologne before you walk out the door just isn’t enough.

First impressions happen at lightning speed. Some research shows it only takes seven seconds to formulate opinions about someone you’ve just met.

Below are five surprising things women notice on a first date and how to make sure the impression you give is a good one. These tips will help you move to the even more important second date.

1. Confidence.

Do you know what is more important than six-pack abs, model good looks or a never ending checking account? Confidence.

The way you carry yourself will leave a lasting impression on your date no matter what you look like or how much money you have. If you believe you’re awesome, she will too.

Smile, stand up straight and check your body language. And always remember there is a fine line between confident and cocky. Don’t overdo it!

2. Manners.

Although times have changed and some might say chivalry is dead, women still take note if a guy is a gentleman…or not.

You don’t have to go overboard, but most women appreciate it when a guy opens doors, pulls out her chair and seems to grasp basic table manners.

“Women notice everything, and it turns

out a man’s hands say a lot about him.”

3. How you treat others.

Of course you’re going to be polite and kind to your date (I hope!), but what is even more telling is how you treat the other people you run into.

If a guy is a jerk to the server or yells obscenities at the car in front of him on the way to dinner, his date is going to be turned off and freaked out by his true colors.

4. Your shoes.

If you’re dressed to the nines from head to ankle, but your shoes aren’t exactly up to par, a woman might suspect she’s not getting the “real” you.

There isn’t a rule that states you have to dress a certain way on a date, but paying attention to your whole look, shoes included, will show a woman you put some serious effort into looking good for her.

Pro tip: Always have a nice pair of black dress shoes on hand just in case a date with the woman of your dreams pops up on the agenda.

5. Your hands.

Yep, now you’re even being judged by your hands! Is there anything we won’t judge? (Hint: no)

Women notice everything, and it turns out a man’s hands actually say a lot about him.

If your hands are well manicured, a woman might think you’re high maintenance. If your hands are rough and calloused, she might assume you are outdoorsy or work with your hands a lot.

There aren’t any right or wrong answers when it comes to your hands, but just be aware nothing slips by a woman…not even your nails.

Fellas, were you surprised by any of these things women notice? What do you notice about women on a first date?

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