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This is possibly the ‘most asked question in the world’ as far as manly issues are concerned. Virtually every human with that extra Y chromosome has had a query about it and even though dating was never much of a tradition in India as with everything else, we’re catching up fast, so get ready for the world of excitement, anticipation and ‘first dates.’ Here’s all you need to know about making that first step because everything else will follow naturally.
Grow a Pair
Take all those damn doubts and fears you have bottled up inside, fold it into a neat little square and then.. blow your nose in it! These fears are nothing but what you make of them and at the risk of sounding like a self-help guru let this be a start for a whole new chapter. You have absolutely nothing (very concrete anyway) to lose, so let the assertive you shine through!
Depending on who the woman is, how you know her and where you plan to ask her out on this date, try to be as prepared for the situation as you possibly can be. This could involve the ol’ stand-in-front-of-a-mirror-and-practice-your-lines routine or just sprucing up just enough as far as your outfit is concerned! It will help with the nerves you’re bound to have going anyway to have a plan, stick with it and execute it. Of course, you’ll also need to be prepared for the possibility of things not going as you planned so in the end, just be yourself to the greatest extent possible.
Relax and Assert
Women are always (take it from one) attracted to confidence, or at the very least, someone who is comfortable in their own skin, so DON’T stress or fumble. Be sure you’re completely relaxed when you finally go up to this elusive person of the opposite sex and do what you came to do. And if you fumble, just take a deep breath and catch yourself, everyone’s entitled to a few mistakes!
Prepare for Rejection
There’s nothing worse than a man who can’t handle rejection. Honestly, it’s possibly the biggest turn-off in the world so not to propogate pessimism or anything but please mentally prepare yourself for the possibility of rejection to prevent any kind of ugly scene. Or you can kiss goodbye to your dating career even before it’s started because she’s going to tell all her friends about it!
At the risk of gagging I’m going to have to bring this up for your own sake. Please brush your teeth, pop some mint and err.. air yourself out from all ends in all humanly possible ways before you go on this little mission. Please. Thank you. That will be all.
Well, there you have it. All the pep talk you’ll ever need handed to you on a golden platter. Now what are you waiting for? Stop reading this article, get off your butt and start preparing — time is of the essence!
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