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 are 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 to 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 of 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 of 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 are 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
I like a boy. How do I tell him or express my feelings to him?
If you're not even talking with each other yet, don't stress about telling him you like him or expressing your 'feelings' yet. That's not a wise move. You might think he seems really nice from a distance, but he might be really awful when you get to know him. So I suggest you spend time getting to know him first. Talk, chat, laugh, all that kind of stuff.
If things are going really well between you, it becomes an easy step to say, 'I like you. You're nice.' Or 'I like you. You make me laugh.' It doesn't have to be a big deal though. Just tell him.Helpful 503
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 376
How can I impress a boy who thinks I'm ugly?
Are you asking me how to impress a guy who thinks you’re ugly? Gee, I don’t think you should bother trying to impress a guy like that.
Forget him. Find a guy who sees your great qualities and appreciates you for who you are. You don’t need a loser like this other guy in your life.Helpful 303
Should I be a tomboy or a girly girl? I am a tomboy originally. Will he like me when I oil my hair and wear two ponies?
If you're a tomboy, you're probably not going to be comfortable pretending to be a girly girl. That is, unless you're looking for an excuse to be less of a tomboy, and are feeling like you want to be more girly. I believe we should all be true to ourselves. So I don't believe you should try to be someone you're not.Helpful 217
I really like a guy from University, but people say that he is a playboy. I admire him as a person. How do I ask him on a date?
You've been warned he's a playboy, so I hope you won't be expecting heaps of sympathy from your friends if he breaks your heart. I find it hard to understand why any girl would want to chase a playboy.
Perhaps you like a challenge and like to think he'll be different with you. But you know he probably won't be different, don't you? He's likely to dump you and move onto someone else. Or maybe just move onto someone else while he's still dating you. But if you're determined to ask the playboy on a date, that shouldn't be too difficult.
- Tell him you're interested in seeing a particular movie, and invite him to join you.
- Challenge him to a game of tennis or squash, billiards or pool.
- Suggest a meal or getting a coffee together.
If he's the playboy your friends say he is, he's likely to accept any of those options.Helpful 162
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