Oregon Matchmakers | 5 Dating Tips for Single Men in Portland

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Do you have an upcoming first date? Then it’s safe to say that you have a million and one questions storming through your head. Where should you go? What are you going to wear? What are you going to talk about? And not talk about? What should you order? Who’s going to pay? Do you move in for a goodnight kiss? Before you drive yourself nuts, know that you’re not alone. There are many single men in Portland with these very same questions eating at them.

Here at Portland Singles Dating Service, we know that dating today can be very tricky business, especially for men. After all, you’re the ones who are to put in all the work to impress a woman. So how do you ensure your success on your upcoming date? Read on as our Oregon matchmakers reveal some of our favorite dating tips for men.


1. Dress to impress.

We don’t need to tell you this one. First impressions are key. After all, you only get one chance to make a good first impression. Don’t show up in holey jeans and a stained-up T-shirt or gym clothes. You don’t have to show up in a three-piece suit or pretend to be someone you’re not, but believe us when we tell you that she’ll appreciate knowing you take pride in your appearance. You want to show up to your date looking well put together, even if it’s just a casual date. Wear clean and wrinkle-free clothes that let her know you put some time and effort into your look and you’ll be off to a great start.

2. Be secure and confident.

One of the most important factors for a woman when choosing a partner is his level of confidence and security. This is why it’s so important you show up confident for your dates. If you’re not quite where you need to be, practice before heading out. A great way to build your confidence is to talk to strangers every chance you get. This will help you overcome awkward situations and teach you how to strike up conversation.

Another great way to beat your nerves and show your confidence is simply to choose a topic you’re passionate and knowledgeable about. When you can talk passionately about something, she’s going to be attracted to you. Really, it’s not about being tall, dark, handsome, and sporting six-pack abs. It’s all about how you carry yourself that makes a woman attracted to you. She wants to see that you’re comfortable in your own skin and happy with yourself.

3. Don’t hog the conversation.

While you want to talk so she can get to know you, you never want to hog the conversation. Keep it short and sweet so you don’t bore your date to death. Plus, you need to get to know your date, as well. Show her that you’re interested in getting to know her by pausing, asking questions, and listening to her. Listening is another very important skill women are searching for in a boyfriend.

4. Pick up the bill.

We shouldn’t have to tell you this one, especially if you’re the one who invited her out on a date. A lot of women today will assume they’re paying for half the bill, so why not show her just how gentlemanly you are by picking up her share of the bill?

5. End it right.

By the end of the date you should have some idea whether or not you want to see her again. If you did not feel a connection and don’t think she’s right for you, then don’t tell her you’ll call her. Be honest and upfront with her and thank her for joining you tonight, but never tell her you want to see her again if you have no intentions of calling her.

On the other hand, if you had a great time, then let her know. Thank her and mention getting together again. Despite how many times you’ve heard that you have to wait a few days to reach out, it’s 2018, and there’s no need to wait it out. In fact, if you do wait a few days to call or text her, she might take it the wrong way. She could see it as you not being interested in her. Don’t risk losing out on a potentially great thing by playing dating games.

So there you have it, our top five dating tips for men to ace their dates. It just takes a little time and effort to get prepared for a successful first date. Oh, and don’t forget to let your confidence shine.

If you’re one of the many single men in Portland who has no time to look for dates on his own, contact our Oregon matchmakers and let us do the hard part of dating for you. Let us introduce you to quality single women in Portland who are relationship-ready and compatible with you.

To reserve your FREE (90-minute) matchmaking consultation, simply fill out the confidential form at the top of the page today.


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