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How To Impress A Boy: 5 Things You Can Do To Impress A Guy You Really Like

Updated on August 21, 2016
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Fresh perspective on dating issues compiled in consultation with friends in North America, Australia and African nations.

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.

Why do you want to impress a guy? So that he notices you. Pays attention to you. Gets close and involved. So how can you impress him enough to catch his eye? Here's 5 ways.
Why do you want to impress a guy? So that he notices you. Pays attention to you. Gets close and involved. So how can you impress him enough to catch his eye? Here's 5 ways.

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!

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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.

Bare skin is very sexy. But a bare shoulder can be even more attractive and enticing than cleavage.
Bare skin is very sexy. But a bare shoulder can be even more attractive and enticing than cleavage.

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.

Guys love it when a girl laughs, smiles or blushes. Anything that gives him a clue she's noticed him!
Guys love it when a girl laughs, smiles or blushes. Anything that gives him a clue she's noticed him!

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.

© 2012 Daniel Long

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      priyanshi sangwan 7 months ago

      nice

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      sallywilson 6 months ago

      I will like to impress a boy I love

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      Taylor 5 months ago

      i have been single for 3 years, i would not know what to do if someone liked me back :/

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      Ally 4 months ago

      I wish but it is soooo hard

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      shrutini 3 months ago

      it is hard but still i will try out this method also

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      Daniel Long 2 months ago from All Over

      Thanks, Doshauna. No point trying to impress me though. You need to find a local guy to impress. Best wishes to you.

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      Natalie 2 months ago

      i was in a relationship back in december but my boyfriend broke up with me in january because i told people we were dating and he didn't want me to tell but i did and i want him back so bad but he already told me he has a girlfriend what should i do

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      Daniel Long 2 months ago from All Over

      He's not worth it, Natalie. The guy is a fool. Here's my tip for you. Don't waste your time trying to impress the guy who let you down so badly. Might be hard to see right now but I believe what you are really missing is the fun and attention that comes with having a boyfriend. You're not really missing the guy, but the relationship.

      That's easy fixed. Find another better guy and create a good relationship with him instead! Might take you a while but it will be worth it in the long run. Good luck.

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      just a girl with a dream 7 weeks ago

      I like a boy but I don't know if he likes me or some other girl.

      should I give him a note or just wait until later?

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      Daniel Long 7 weeks ago from All Over

      I'm sure you're more than just a girl with a dream!

      If you think you've got nothing to lose you could give him a note. But remember, when you put something in writing and hand it over, your note might be shown to other people. So I suggest you be careful how you word that note. It might be wiser just to wait and see what happens if you're not at least pretty sure he likes you back.

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      Brittany 5 weeks ago

      I like this boy and he seems interested in me but he really has no self confidence and he always tells me i´m just being nice or that

      i´m just pretending everytime I compliment or hint that I really like him.

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      Daniel Long 5 weeks ago from All Over

      I'm sure the day will come when you get a chance to hold his hand, Brittany. Let's see what he does then! Don't frighten him, just help him feel comfortable being close to you. That's a good start.

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      Grace 5 weeks ago

      Um does this work for a 6th grade boy. And I am a 6th grade girl

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      Nandhu 4 weeks ago

      Yeah but I'm not too beautiful as my guy !!

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      Daniel Long 4 weeks ago from All Over

      In 6th grade I think you should be waiting at least a few years before trying to impress any boy. Give the boys time to grow into themselves, and yourself time as well. You're all going to be different people when you mature. Wait a while and you'll see I'm right. Just enjoy having friends (including boys as just friends), because that's where the real fun is when you're young. There's plenty of time for dating when you're older.

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      Rhea 4 weeks ago

      I am not really in love but am quite a bit infatuated with a guy in my college. We are good friends and spend some time together at class. He considers me to be just a friend , n i m not getting enough courage to tell him in the fear of ruining the friendship. What should I do?

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      Daniel Long 4 weeks ago from All Over

      It can be really hard to move from the friend zone into a romance. Unfortunately it is pretty easy to move from friend zone to being avoided if things get uncomfortable. But hey, if you have other friends to hang out with and you think there's a good chance he likes you enough, I think you should give it a go. Take a look at this before you make your final decision. https://pairedlife.com/dating/How-Do-You-Know-A-Gu...

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      samantha 4 weeks ago

      hey how do i get a boy to like me

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      Daniel Long 4 weeks ago from All Over

      You start doing things for yourself, Samantha. Guys like me and my friends don't like lazy girls. Did you really just ask me how you get a boy to like you? I've written heaps to explain that, and so have lots of other people. So google it and then read.

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      Daya 11 days ago

      I've this boy in my class who doesnt talk to me.Once I found him staring at me but when i looked bak, he just turned his head away.

      He talks to every other girl in my class except me.Few weeks ago was his b'day, me and my 3 friends gave him a b'day card. He thanked all three of them except me..but i was so stubborn that i waited for so long for his reply...at last when he crossed the school gates he turned and smiled at me.

      I havent done anything wrong to him since we met(2years before) But i dont know why he is being so rude to me....

      Please help me out...

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      Nicole 9 days ago

      Natalie, move on. he's not worth it. Having a secret relatioship menas he wants his cake and eat it. One day you will find a guy who's proud to be with you and will want everyone to know you're his girl

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      Daniel Long 9 days ago from All Over

      A nervous boy can look like a rude boy if he behaves like the guy you're talking about, Daya. Could be just nerves so let's give him a chance to explain himself. I think you should ask him directly. Something like, "Is there a problem between us? I thought we were friendly but it often feels like you deliberately ignore me." If he says there's not a problem you can say, "Good, because I was beginning to think you were just rude." In the future when you say hi he should answer you once the air is cleared.

      If there is some kind of problem, you can address it. Good luck.

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      khushi 4 days ago

      I like a boy but he did not knew I liked him we were friends after my birthday he did not talk to me what shall I do he ignored me and his friends are telling he loves me like anything plz miss Daniel I want him back forever plz help me

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      Susan 3 days ago

      I'm gonna give my trinity vocal exam tomorrow n the examiner is already impressed with me . So how can i make him exchange our numbers ?

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