When you want to wow the lady you’re taking out, it’s tempting to take a page from a TV show or movie and pull out all the stops. The problem with that is that you’re going to go too far. First dates these days are supposed to be casual; she’s not expecting declarations of love, and anything that even comes close is going to just be too strange for her. She’s going to bail, and you’re going to be alone. Still, you want to stand out from the dates she’s had before. Here are three touches of romance that are perfect for the first meeting, especially if you’ve dated online before now.
Ask for a Candle
If you’re taking her to a relatively nice restaurant, there’s a pretty good chance that they have candles available for the tables. If you sit down and there isn’t one around, flag down the waiter. Just say that you’re on a date, and would it be possible to get a candle for the table? You’ll look romantic without being pushy, and you’ll show her that you value the fact that she’s going out with you. She’ll feel great, you’ll look thoughtful and sweet, and there’s nothing in that action likely to scare her off. In this case, it’s the thought that counts way more than the action itself.
Bring Her Flowers
We’re not talking a dozen roses, here. But a gas station bundle of daisies will be enough to make an impression on her. This used to be standard operating procedure back in the day. Today, you might be the only guy who’s ever done that for her. This is enough to make you stand out in any crowd. Plus, this touch is thoughtful but small. The flowers are fairly cheap. You didn’t have a florist deliver them. A simple bouquet when you pick her up is the kind of thing that will keep you in her thoughts all the time those flowers are brightening her bedroom.
Walk To the Door Both Times
When you want to make a good impression, park your car. Walk to the door and give her doorbell a ring, and you’ll be a better gentleman than she’s seen in a long time. Walking to the door shows more caring than the “I’m here” text message. If she’s not going to invite you inside, most guys would stay in the car. Stand out by walking her up. Maybe you’ll even get a goodnight kiss for your efforts. It’s not that much, but it’s somewhere to start. These romantic touches will make you a one of a kind guy in her eyes.
Today, women are ever vigilant against the creepy guy. More and more romantic gestures are being labeled unacceptable, and most men have given up on even trying. With these three subtle romantic signs, however, you’ll strike the right balance between not caring and too intense called “romantic.”