7 Things Women Should Never Do To Impress a Man

Seven things a woman should never do to try to get a man's attention
7 things women should never do to impress a man

Women are known to go the extra mile just to catch the attention of a love interest. Whether it's finding a new hairstyle, picking up a new flattering outfit, or staying a little longer at the gym, we will do whatever it takes to put our best foot forward.

I actually find nothing wrong with that, only if you are also doing this for the betterment of ourselves not just for the man. But we women tend to lose ourselves trying to give a good impression to a man we have an interest in. It can be easy to get caught up in trying to impress the object of our affection. It is during these moments that we can make bad decisions and, ultimately, come across seeming desperate and foolish. Here are some things we should never do to impress a man.

1. Make yourself look dumb

There's always that fine line, though, between being a generous, gracious listener and misrepresenting your own level intelligence. Never give into the trap of dumbing yourself down in order to impress someone or make them feel smarter. It is far more interesting for a man to be able to talk to you about a wide variety of topics. Be proud of your worldliness and savvy. You want to be with someone who is attracted to your beautiful, capable mind as well as your dazzling smile!

2. Pretend you are not hungry

There was a time when I was on a date, I'll lie that I was not hungry, when deep down I was starving. 

For a variety of reasons, some women think that it's attractive to eat very little on a date. Maybe they want to seem like they are health-conscious. Maybe they don't want to seem like an expensive date. Maybe they want to give the impression that they are watching their weight. None of these are valid reasons for pretending you are less hungry than you are.

There are people out there who genuinely get full from a great salad or small bowl of soup. If your hunger is satisfied by an appetizer-sized portion, by all means, respect your body. The same advice applies to women with a more voracious appetite. If you have agreed to share a meal, let him see your real appetite. Chances are he will be relieved to not have to eat alone.

3. Wearing layers of makeup

On its own, there's nothing inherently wrong with wearing makeup. If it helps boost your confidence, why not wear a little mascara and lip gloss?

There's a difference, though, between enhancing your facial features and completely reinventing your face. Men have weighed in on this issue too. Many feel that, when it comes to makeup, "less is more." There's no need to apply layer after layer. Let your natural beauty shine through!

4. Abandon your dreams

This is just foolish, case closed. You should never ever abandon your dreams for a man.

5. Give up your family and friends

I had a friend once who distanced herself from our clique because of her then boyfriend. When the relationship ended, she was so alone because she had given up her friends for a man.

If the guy you're interested in has a problem with the people in your life, it can complicate things. Still, you shouldn't automatically distance yourself from your friends and family just to make him happy. If things don't work out, you will need their support to get through the tough times!

6. Act like one of the guys

If you happen to like "guy things" and don't feel like you're forcing yourself into some stereotype, great. If, however, you feel like you're pretending to be something you are not just to gain acceptance from him and his inner circle, you need to stop right away. It won't work in the long run because it's not real. Why would you want to build a relationship on false pretences anyway?

7. Have s3x before you are ready

Don't rip your clothes off before you are ready. You might meet a guy and feel instant fireworks. After just a few hours of talking, you find yourself already fantasising about ripping his clothes off. As long as the feeling is mutual, you are an adult and free to make your own choices. Don't give the cookie till you are ready.

Remember to always be yourself

It's completely normal to want to be appealing to the opposite s3x but it shouldn't come at the expense of your dignity, well-being, or sense of self. Ultimately, you, exactly as you are, should be enough to catch the right person's attention.

It's true that romance always involves a bit of a chase but you'll end up running in circles if you misrepresent yourself to please someone else. Truly, the best way to impress a man is by being confident and comfortable in your own skin.


Jemimah Abimbola Posts

I am passionate about writing, I love to read and am also a big foodie.