1. Approaching him first says so much.
There’s a lot of pressure on men to be the one to ignite a conversation. And if he’s been burned in the past by uninterested parties, he might be a little nervous when approaching you. Your level of confidence will impress him, and he’ll also be somewhat relieved if he’s been checking you out the whole night. [Read: 5 Sleep mistakes you are probably making and how to fix them]
2. Crafting a topic about something you know he likes will win points.
Guys love talking about stuff they know. In fact, your entire night may end up being accidentally monopolized by the conversation you started. But, it’s a great way to get to know him and at least exchange numbers. Just make sure that you ask about something you don’t necessarily despise. For example, if you know that he volunteers at an animal shelter, ask him about what type of dog might best fit your lifestyle. Or if you know he’s really into card games, ask him about some of his favorite suggestions for a group at a party. [Read: 9 s*x mistakes you are probably making on bed]
3. Know how to properly communicate.
Learning how to converse with people is an important skill even outside of dating. If you want to impress him, give him your full attention. Put your phone away, and make him your top priority. Ask him follow-up questions, and keep eye contact without staring. It’s important to converse, but never fully dominate the conversation or start talking about your cousin’s drama with her boyfriend, as that’s a shallow topic he can’t easily participate in. [Read: 10 ways to be more romantic to your partner]
4. Don’t be afraid to be intelligent.
There’s a difference between a know-it-all and someone who’s just smart. Women should never have to hide their intelligence, since guys who are intimidated by that aren’t really worth pursuing anyway. You don’t want to shoot him down with facts, but you do want to let him know when a topic comes up that you’re extremely knowledgeable in. The goal is not making him feel dumb—it’s in highlighting the fact that you’ve done your research and aren’t too timid to showcase it. How to Impress a Guy
5. Don’t put on an act.
Guys are pretty smart when it comes to realizing you’re putting on an act. Trying to be someone you aren’t won’t lead to a fulfilling relationship for either of you. Instead, just be yourself. If you know you stutter when you’re anxious, make a joke about it when it happens. Or, if you happen to spill your drink at the bar, laugh it off and quip about how this is why nobody can take you anywhere. Every person has faults—instead of hiding yours, just know how to handle them. This tells guys that you’re secure with who you are, which is incredibly impressive.
6. Flirting is healthy
Boys like flirting with girls and also they like it when a girl flirts with them. You may use this trick but don’t keep your standard so down everything looks nice in a limit. Flirting can impress many boys but don’t give a cheap impression on his mind.