10 things men should never ask women
Don't ask her why she didn't return your call or how many men she's slept with, among other things!
An author has come up with a list of 10 top dating tips to guide men on what they should never say to women.
David DeAngelo, author of Double Your Dating, says there is nothing worse than making mistakes that will later be regretted and one way to avoid them is to remember the following, Bullz-Eye.com reported.
First of all, a man should never ask a woman if he can kiss her, as she will only say, a man should never 'ask' for a kiss.
Asking her for a kiss will only make a man look like a boy, which is what a woman is not interested in, and even if she says yes, it could mean she is just being polite, while on the inside her attraction metre will read a firm 'no'.
Illustrations: Uttam Ghosh
Image: Asking for a kiss isn't in the rulebook!
Don't ask her out on a date!
Second, a man should never ask a woman if he can take her out on a date sometime, as she would like to be with a man who is a leader and in control, not someone who asks her permission to hit on her.
A man should confidently ask a woman out, by simply saying, "We should hang out...what's your number?" or tell her about a specific place he wants to take her to.
Image: Don't ask -- suggest a date
Don't toot your own horn to impress her
A man should never brag about the car he has or the kind of house he lives in, as this seems like he is trying too hard to impress her.
Women are far more impressed by a man's material possessions if he does not mention them in conversation.
Image: Don't try to make too much of your own success
Have a plan in place
The fourth thing a man should never ask a woman is what she wants to do for the night, as she likes a "man with a plan".
The man needs to have a game plan before he calls her, so as to ensure that she will not be burdened with having to think about what to do.
Image: Have a plan in place
'Do you like me?' is a no-no!
A man should never ask a woman if she likes him, as this is one phrase that turns off a woman completely.
He should just assume that she likes him, and never ask the question, as it will look like he has no confidence.
Image: Don't come across as too needy!
Don't ask why she didn't get back to you
The six tip is that a man should never ask a woman why she never answered his message, as:
1. It will show that he cared she did not reply back, and
2. It would give her a guilt trip, which is seen as insecurity by women.
Image: 'You didn't return my call'
Don't inquire about her magic number
The seventh tip is that a man should never ask a woman how many men she has slept with -- this shows that he is suffering from insecurity.
Image: 'How many men' will make you look insecure
Play a little hard to get
A man should never hint at a future date with a woman he has just met, as she not only wants but needs a guy who is something of a 'challenge', and will lose interest if she senses she has won.
Image: Women prefer men who are a bit of a challenge
Don't be too predictable
A man should never end a phone conversation with a woman with a 'next step', as it would kill any spontaneity by being too predictable, and he would also kill any chances of her calling him.
Image: Don't be too predictable
Don't bad-mouth her male pals
The tenth and final tip is that a man should never talk badly about a woman's guy friends, especially if he hasn't met them and doesn't know her very well, as this is the fastest way for her to mark him as 'insecure'.
Image: Don't ever criticise a woman's guy friends if you don't know them well enough