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5 Valentines tips for the man

02 February 2015, 15:56 Shakila Alivitsa

Nairobi -  It does not matter that it is Valentines, she was single, you asked her out, she said yes and you think it was because she was desperate enough to go out with you so that she is not alone on that weekend. It does not mean that you will be entitled to anything from a first date just because you are paying for the meal. A week and a half away is the countdown to when most women will either be entertaining a true gentleman, a wolf, a dog, or a fish in the water.

Notice how the last three are some type of anima... or fish, it is because most men are usually some type, you just have to figure out which one yours is or will be after that date on the 14th of this month. A few will be lucky to have the gentleman but most will come out of battle with scars and no titles to go with them.

A wolf is in disguise as the gentleman until the end of the night, he will be out to get his piece of meat after the date and lose your number afterwards. When he asks you out you will feel like God has shined the sun on you and you have hit the jackpot. The dog is out for his pound of flesh and does not care about how he treats you during or after the date. Also look for how he will ask you for the date, ‘I am free this Saturday, do you want to go out and do something?’ will be his tagline.  The fish in the water just goes with the flow, most are in a relationship or it is something that is still new, so he looks to see how you treat this day, then he makes a move and pokes around like it is dark until he gets the winning move.

But really, guys, as a date, there are just some rules that you will have to abide by, even if you do not feel like being the bigger gentleman, just try it and it might actually get you what you want; maybe not now but sooner than normal.

Do not expect anything after the date

I know it goes against your grain of salt or rather thoughts.  Just because you paid for the meal, bought her flowers and picked as well as dropped her, it does not mean she will want you to get into the house with her. If she invites you in then lucky you but maybe she wants a few more dates before she actually does anything with you.

The date is meant to be about her

If she wants to talk your ear off, then let her, if she wants to go eat seafood then take her and order something else that you can stomach. The first date is about the woman, and about making her feel comfortable, if you cannot do that then you are already losing in the stakes.

Be prepared

Nothing worse than going on date with a man that asked you out but you are the one that is making the decisions and trying to get both of you out of situations. Even though you hope she orders within means, carry extra cash, it may come in handy. If reservations backfire, have a back-up plan. If the car or taxi breaks down also have a backup and not one that involves her walking around in heels. She made time to look good for you, do not curse the fact that she is in them when it does not go as planned. Just be prepared.

Compliment her

If she has taken time to look good for you, then remember to take time to appreciate it. It does not matter if it is a look you do not like, do not make her self-conscious.

Take time to look good for her

Just because it is a Saturday, do not go in a fancy restaurant in jeans. Jeans are only allowed if you agreed to go for a picnic or a movie- but even in this make an effort to look smart for her. It will make her appreciate the effort you put in.

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