For men, it takes an attuned sense to make sure you're pulling off all of the small (but oh-so-important) details for your special lady.
Look Her in the Eye
Seems simple, but it's an important reminder. Nothing says, "I'm lost in everything that's you," better than keeping eye contact. It reminds her that she's got your undivided attention and you are truly just infatuated by her.
Old Fashioned Chivalry
We promise it isn't dead and boys it is ultimately up to you to keep it alive. Make those small moments count - help her with her jacket, seat her in the chair, get the door for her. These moments go a long way.
Don't check your phone every 10 minutes. If you really want to make this date memorable and only about the two of you, your phone and Facebook notifications can wait.
Try Something New
When you're getting to know someone, it's important to ask questions, but no one wants to feel like they are in an interview. Make the date fun and find more creative ways to get to know each other than just a sit down dinner filled with questions.
If you take these tips along with you on your first date, you will make a lasting impression. And remember to always, above all, be a gentleman.
Photograph by Logan Cole