How to Impress a Girl on a First Date

Updated: Apr 30, 2021
By JB Mairubutu
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In this article, we will be looking at how to impress a girl on a first date. I will be sharing my experiences, be ready to have an interesting read. How to impress a girl on a first date is a lot of work for some men. It makes them nervous, and some people because of this end up having a bad first date.

This reminds me of my first experience. It was awful. A day before the date day, I couldn’t sleep. My nerves were kicking and guess what it ended up being an awful one. It was a learning curve for and from that experience other dates I had turned out really great. I’d be taking us through 12 ways of impressing that beautiful girl on a first date. Leggo!!

12 Ways to Impress A Woman on A First Date

1. Don’t Be too Nervous

Alright, it is fine for your nerves to come kicking because you’re going to have a date with someone who gives you butterflies in your stomach. You know how it is, the pressure of making a first good impression. It is okay! But don’t let it ruin your date.

Take a breath, tell your inner spirit to be calm. It is just a moment to get to know her. If a woman notices that you’re too nervous it might unsettle her and if you aren’t careful it is gon’ ruin your evening.

Find ways to calm your first date nerves. Be calm, bro.

2. Don’t Arrive Late

Bro, don’t do that. I have a girlfriend I’m head over heels for and our first date? I arrived an hour before the time. Too early? I wanted to make sure everything was in place before her arrival. I had to be there before time and guess what happened, the venue I had planned to use wasn’t available cos of Covid-19. Quickly, I made arrangements for another. This happened because I arrived on time. Imagine if I had arrived late, she would have been out there fuming.

It is best to arrive early than late. If you’re late it could affect the mood of your outing. Take note.

3. Get to Know a Little About Her

Before the date, makes sure you know a little about her. It will help you two have a smooth conversation. Let us call my girlfriend Maimuna. Prior to our first date, I’d know a little about through the daily calls and chats on WhatsApp.

When we met, our conversation was just beautiful. It was as though one was having his favourite meal.

4. Don’t Panic

Ladies might not be interested in you if you panic on your first date. As a matter of fact, it will be embarrassing. When we met with Maimuna, she noticed how confident I was. I welcomed her with a smile full of confidence and I carried myself displaying a good amount of this virtue.

She would always tell me that it was one thing that made her fall for me.

5. Ask Questions About Her

This is very key. A date is supposed to be a medium to get to know each other. You can start by asking questions about her; it could be career, family, school etc. Don’t mop at her.

She would be happy to answer those questions and it gives her a good feeling that you care so much about her.

6. Don’t Be Rude

In as much as you want to get her to talk and create a beautiful atmosphere don’t get too carried with her by making expensive jokes that will come off rude.

It is a big turn off, she might end up leaving you or never pick your calls after that day.

7. Make Jokes

A woman will fall for a man who makes her laugh effortlessly. You needed to come and see Maimuna on our date. She was grinning from one ear to the other. Boy, I cracked her up without even intending to. I tried not to go overboard, I was respectful with my jokes.

This created a bond between us and it is one of my best dates since I ever started dating.

8. Give Her Compliments

Bro, women love men that appreciate the little things about them. Tell her you to look nice, you smell good, this dress is beautiful. Maimuna heard word for my hand dat day o. I threw lots of compliments her way. I could see the joy jumping from her within, it broke into smiles and giggles.

At that stage, knew I was doing a great job. Complimenting her doesn’t make you a weak man, it does the opposite. It is one of the ways to impress a girl on a first date.

9. Pick a Comfortable Place

Your first date might not really be in an expensive place but make sure the place is neat and comfortable. You would converse better in a comfortable environment. I took Maimuna to a restaurant that wasn’t rowdy. I needed a place where we would converse smoothly.

So, don’t take to a crowded place for your first date. Don’t do that.

10. Smell Niçe

Bro, this isn’t up for debate. I’m not asking you to smell good for the lady but for yourself. It will help your confidence big time. Thinking of when to use your favourite perfume? Yes, that’s the day.

Smell nice but try not to use very strong perfumes so you wouldn’t knock people out. Something mild but nice.

11. Look Good

It doesn’t matter the attire you wanna appear in, just look good. What I did when I was meeting her, I chose one of my favourite colours, blue. Oh boy, I look good in blue!

It was the first time we were meeting, I wore my favourite colour and had a great haircut. She liked what she saw. This is how to impress your girl.

Look good. Don’t gamble this at all.

12. Don’t Talk Too Much

It is called a dialogue for a reason. A conversation between dia( two). Do not bore her by doing all the talking. Oga, don’t be tempted to talk too much. Allow her to talk to. Allow her to get to know you. Let her ask questions about you too. Don’t go talk about unnecessary things. Ladies don’t like guys who talk too much only if you’re a parrot.


If you follow these 12 steps on how to impress a girl una first date, you will look for me and dash me money, why? You will have an awesome date.

If you enjoyed this, you should totally check out fail-proof topics to talk about on a first date and 10 things you should never say on a date.

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