Every man who has ever dated (and that means every guy out there) thinks he is a dating expert and a lot of them have written books on how to be a dating success. Some of these books may have information of value (many do not) but before trying them out, knowledge of a few basic tips will allow you to know what makes sense and what does not.
The most important thing to keep in mind is that no two women are alike and while there may be some common character traits, you cannot generalize about women or the way to treat them, except in very broad terms. No theory of how to date women can ever be more than a general guideline and how things work out depends on how the two people involved relate to one another.
Women want to be treated as equals to men but at the same time, treating them with respect and a display of good manners will earn you the same kind of consideration in return. Keep in mind that a date is about balance – conversation, dinner and everything else should be as much to her liking as it is to yours. Show that what interests her also interests you – you and your date need to have things in common, but do not expect to have identical tastes; that will be like dating a mirror. If she’s interested in things you know nothing about – be honest about it and ask her to tell you more – pretending to be an expert where you are not will expose you as a fraud.
Always ensure that you are on time for a date – keeping her waiting is not just rude but she may take is as a sign of your not being serious about her. Bringing her flower is not a dated concept – women love them and it’s a great way to show that you think enough of her to make this extra effort. Women love men with a sense of humor so do your best to make your date laugh and smile – but be careful of jokes that may offend her until you get to know her tastes well. Men often talk too much about their work – tell her what you do for a living and leave it at that. If she asks you for details of what you do for a living, reply to what she asks but do not go overboard – she may just be trying to be polite and overdoing the job talk could bore her.
No one is perfect and you will screw up at times; one of the many dating tips for men to never forget is that if you treat her like a person and not a sex object, she will forgive you and you can recover from your mistakes.