How to Impress a Boy: 5 Things You Can Do to Impress a Guy You Really Like
What can a girl do to impress a boy? This is a frequently asked question posed by many girls who are interested in a guy, and are looking for ways to get his attention easily and faster. There are definitely many things you can do to impress a guy you like. I have discussed this topic with some of my international friends, and will discuss the points we all agree on.
5 Things You Can Do To Impress A Guy You Like
First you need to get a guy to notice you. And then, you'll want to keep him interested in you. But how do you get a guy's attention without being seen as desperate?
Impressing the guy you like shouldn’t be a one dimensional thing, but something you need to approach from many different angles. One technique might not be enough to get his attention (or hold it), so it is best to come up with a few good ideas if you want to succeed with your goal of trying to impress him.
Here's five things you can do to impress a guy you like. Good luck!
1. Be Good At Something
We are all impressed by someone who excels. If you are good at something, people notice. And the guy you like will probably also be impressed. You don't have choose something he's good at too. It can be really exciting to talk to someone who can achieve what you find really difficult.
My Australian friend loves going to the beach, but is not a good surfer. He is most impressed by women who can grab a surfboard and ride the waves.
An American friend is really impressed by girls who are cheerleaders. But he admits when he was at school he was in awe of a girl who was brilliant at math. He couldn't understand how she could calculate difficult problems in her head, without even needing a pen and paper. (He struggled to get the answers cheating with a calculator!)
We all agree that girls who are good at just about anything impress us. Here's a word of warning though. If you are exceptionally good academically, it might be hard for the guy you like to approach you. You might have to speak to him first. Yes, guys can get inferiority complexes too!
2. Be Yourself
Be confident in your own skin. Don't try to be what you aren't because that can easily be noticed by the guy you are trying very hard to impress.
Guys don't like girls who are fake. We like our women to be genuinely friendly. Genuinely interesting. Genuinely interested ... or up-front and honest about their disinterest in a topic or event.
Don't pretend you really like football, fishing or bushwalking if you won't enjoy doing it every weekend. That will just cause problems in the future. Lots of couples have different interests and go their separate ways for a while. But when they get together again, they are excited to see each other and share their news!
Are you in a relationship?
3. Take Care What You Wear
There are so many ways you can impress a guy with the clothes you wear. Of course it depends on the guy, and it depends on you. But the general rule is 'take care what you wear'.
Most women settle into a personal style when choosing their clothing. If you want to impress a guy, give some thought to the clothes you are wearing. Tracksuits are great when you are doing something sporty. And yes, they can be really comfortable to wear around the house. But if you are someone who always wears baggy tracksuit pants and a loose-fitting sweater everywhere you go, that's not very impressive.
Branch out and try something new. At least one outfit that's cute and tight-fitting. If you always wear runners, try a different type of footwear.
If you are afraid you'll look uncomfortable and awkward wearing your new outfit out in public, wear it at home for a while first. Get used to seeing your new image in the mirror, walking in your new shoes, and sitting in a tight skirt. (Or any skirt, if you generally wear pants all the time.)
No need to buy an outfit that's incredibly revealing. Low cleavage doesn't really impress guys. Yes, probably every male you pass will notice your exposed skin. But that's not necessarily because they are impressed.
It can be a lovely change, however, when a girl wears a different of outfit to her normal choice. Not only can a new style of clothing draw more attention to her figure, but a new outfit can make a statement about her personality and confidence. So take care what you wear.
4. Let Him Know You Notice Him
Is this so hard? Is it really difficult for girls to give a guy some kind of encouragement?
It really impresses me when a girl allows herself to smile. Or laugh. Or blush. Some kind of indication that she's noticed a guy actually exists.
You don't have to throw yourself at a man, or pretend to be captivated by every word he says. Being a bit aloof can be kind of sexy and appealing. But being a stone wall doesn't work for many women. Sure a few might get away with it, but it comes with a big risk.
If you like a guy, give him a clue. Let him know you notice him, and he'll be more likely to pay attention to you as well.
5. Lend A Helping Hand
This is not to suggest you become a doormat. You're not going to become the girl who is always trying to stick her nose into everyone's business. You won't be standing by to jump into action every time someone needs a helping hand. But you will be keeping an eye out for that perfect opportunity to lend a helping hand as a strategy to impress the guy you like.
There's lots of ways you could be helpful, and gain the attention of that special guy.
- Help his friend (without looking like you're hitting on his friend, of course.)
- Help his little sister (with something like homework or music lessons.)
- Volunteer for a charity group (ideally in a place he walks past every day.)
- If you know his mother or grandmother, keep an eye out for opportunities to lend a hand.
If your goal is to impress him, look for an opportunity to step up and help. Not only will he notice you, but you'll have something to talk about. Any involvement you have in any of the examples above gives you a great conversation starter. Helping someone else just might be the key to helping you impress the guy of your dreams.
Questions & Answers
- Helpful 26
How do I start a conversation with a boy?
Start conversations with boys the same way you start a conversation with any of your friends. Say "hi," then ask how their day is going; that kind of thing.
Boys are people too, you know. Approach a boy and ask him questions, and I’m pretty sure you’ll find the answers. That gets your conversation started.Helpful 13
I love a guy a lot. Literally, I’d die for him. My friend told him that I like him. He told my friend that he likes me too. He doesn't want to break my heart, but he has a girlfriend. So I think I should be over him, but after one month I noticed he was staring at me and smiling at me and trying to touch me. But he's too shy to talk to me. I love him a lot. What should I do?
I’m guessing you’re young, so I’m going to start with something that’s very important for you to understand. You like the guy a lot. You don’t ‘love’ him. How do I know? Because you haven’t ever talked with him enough to know anything significant about him. And you don’t know if you’re actually suited for each other or not.
I suggest you stop getting so dramatic and saying you’d die for him. Really, you’re not Romeo and Juliet, and you’re not yet part of a romantic love story. Pretending you are is just setting yourself up for disappointment.
There are lots of ways people describe the way they feel about someone they like. Try saying something like:
- I really like him
- I think he’s really attractive
- I’ve got the hots for him
It is much healthier to put your feelings in perspective instead of jumping to the ‘love’ declaration. Save that for when you really know a guy, and you really do love someone.
For the time being, what I think you should do is just take the time to engage him in conversation and find out more about him. Sounds to me like he’s very young too. Don’t be in such a rush. The whole process will be much easier for both of you as you get older and more mature.
I like a guy I just met for the first time yesterday, but he has a very busy job and I can’t be around him whenever I want. I seriously want to win him over. What should I do?
If you just met the guy yesterday it sounds like you’re jumping the gun a bit. You’re wanting him to give up his job to spend time with you? That’s awfully selfish and won’t help him pay his bills or build his career.
You’re not likely to win any guy over with that kind of attitude. So what do I think you should do? Simple. Change your attitude and make an effort to allow the guy to do what he does at his busy job. Maybe then he’ll spend some of his time with you when he’s not working.
If a guy talks to you with a smile and sometimes worries about you, does he like you?
I’d say yes, he likes you. Hard to say if he likes you in a romantic way, but he likes you enough to care.
© 2012 Daniel Long