What women really think about and want in different aspects of relationships, another gem found on AskMen.com
What Women Want…
On A First Date:
To Be The Center Of Attention
The last thing that any free-thinking human being wants on a first date is to feel second best. In the same way that you don’t want to be benched while text messages from her friends or the cute bartender play the game for you, she doesn’t want to feel as though she doesn’t matter. Make her feel like she is the only girl in the room (yes, just like the Rihanna song). Remember why you asked this woman out in the first place: You were intrigued by her! Let it show.
On Their Birthdays:
A Spa Day
One thing a woman will never turn down is a day at the spa. Who doesn’t like to pamper herself every once and a while? We often forget to do this, so it’s always the best kind of gift. We suggest buying her a package deal so she gets the full treatment: manicure, pedicure, massage, facial and whatever else.
When Meeting Friends and Family:
Be Warm and Friendly
This one seems like a big, fat “duh,” but when meeting a woman’s friends and family we want you to just relax, be polite and friendly. Sometimes in tense situations we can revert into jerks as a defense mechanism, so try really hard to be friendly and open. It’s a “if we love you, they will love you” kind of thing, so be the you she fell for.
In a Pick-Up Line:
“You Have a Really Nice…”
When it comes to pick-up lines, the last thing any of us really want is a “line” itself. Instead of spouting off some cheesy comment you learned from a pick-up artist, just straight-up tell us what you like about us. “I just thought you should know that you have a really nice smile.” Remember, how creepy you come off is all the in execution. Talk normal and with confidence.
In a Compliment:
“You Look Fantastic”
As much as we love for you tell us how smart or creative we are (or even how sexy certain parts of our bodies are in certain get-ups), just telling us flat-out that we look stunning is always a win. Who doesn’t like a confidence boost? So, when we are really blowing you away just say it, even if it’s 7 a.m. and we’re in our most natural state, it’s kind of the best compliment.
In An Approach:
No Hesitation, Confidence
There is nothing women love more than confidence. After establishing eye contact, don’t hesitate. Gauge our reaction and if it seems promising (we smile back and give you a little look), walk over and introduce yourself with confidence. The longer you lurk, the more we question your original motive.
In How Long to Wait Before Calling:
Break the 3 Day Rule and Call Early
Sure, once upon a time someone established the rules of the dating game and said that a man should always wait three days to call after a first date, but sometimes breaking the rules is way better. In fact, it almost always is. Contact a day earlier. If the date was solid, chances are, we want to hear from you way sooner than you think.
In a First Move:
Be Early and Be Subtle
There is an art to approaching a random woman you find attractive. We want you to be assertive without being over-barring, so we recommend respect and confidence. Wait until she had settled within the room and starts to look around for conversation before pouncing her way. Be subtle, friendly and warm. We’re all just people after all.