We here at Oddzeez know that dating can be tough for a modern-age man. So, we took it upon ourselves to provide some of our best untried and untested dating tips to impress different women and dating types you may incur on your dating journey.
We’ve even gone as far as to solve the two biggest perils you’ll come across when date planning; where should I take my date and what socks should I wear?
We know it’s a dog eat dog world out there so without further ado, here’s a breakdown of possible dates and how we think you should tackle them.
THE FRIEND ZONE….
So, you have a girl in your life. She’s fun, she’s down to earth, she likes the same things as you and you probably think she’s a total babe. There’s just one problem – it’s just not romantic right now. Maybe you’ve been secretly skirting around things developing further and are trying to play it cool. Or, maybe you’re ready to pluck up the courage and see if it really can go further? What do you do? You end it, that’s what. This one’s too good to risk. There’s plenty of fish in the sea, don’t force the romance. Also, who are you to think you can keep your gal pal on a leash anyway? Girl’s got a romantic world to conquer – she’ll thank you when she’s happily loved up for not getting in her way.
DATE IDEA = OK if you’re SURE it’s worth the risk because you’re already head over heels or you think there is opportunity for romance, opt for drinks and dinner at the pub OR tickets to your favourite game to ease into it. BUT, be sure to add something special to this casual date. Add on an fine dining dessert or a star watching stroll afterwards. This add-on need to be something that makes it clear this is more than your average mate hang. You’ve got to really step it up in the romance stakes.
SOCKS TO MATCH = Half Time Oranges.
THE BIRD ABROAD….
That special lass you’ve met on your annual holiday or locked eyes with from across the hotel bar on your business trip. You know it can’t go anywhere but you’re interested and you’re charmed by her ability to put away several pints whilst still holding an intellectual conversation. You know it’s just for one night/one week/one date but you can’t help but think she’d charm the socks off any one of your social circle back home. A real hoot after a few shots and maybe a cheeky dance on the table, she will forever hold a fond place in your heart as a golden holiday romance due to her Irish charm (whether she’s Irish or not).
DATE IDEA = Take a romantic stroll through whichever city you find yourself in and BYO your finest takeaway wine for the journey. Alternatively, catch a film in the local language and try and decipher it after over much more wine and laughter. Aww..told you we’re good.
SOCKS TO MATCH = To Be Sure To Be Sure (obviously)
You meet her and she smacks you in the face like you’ve never been smacked before. She’s beautiful, she’s reliable, she’s got chat for days, she’s as sweet as pie but she’s got an edge to keep things interesting and ready to call your bullsh*t. No matter what stage of dating you’re at, if you feel this way you better lock her down!
DATE IDEA = A trip to the local chapel.
SOCKS TO MATCH = Purple Rain
THE INSTAGRAM GIRL….
So you like her, and you’re interested and she’s easy on the eye. But she seems to be more interested in taking pictures of places you go and whether you fit her ideal male physique. You’re a young professional and you can’t be sure, but you don’t know if she’s the real deal or in it for the ‘gram. Only a date will tell you this. Go on, give it a go. Warning: we don’t believe she’s the one but we are all for meeting new people.
DATE IDEA = An expensive dinner with a view OR challenge her to a workout at the gym so she can put her #couplesthattraintogetherstaytogether tag to use. It’s an odd suggestion but we’re confident in our dating advice.
SOCKS TO MATCH = Quacky McQuackface
THE REAL FIRST CLASS LADY….
Depending on your idea of a fun time, this one can be a real ball and chain OR simply a lady who knows what she wants. She enjoys first class dining, trips away and possibly monochromatic fashion. She’s sleek, she’s chic and she knows what she wants.
Probably not happy to camp or partake in spontaneous fun but if you’ve made it that far, this doesn’t bother you so you better get to planning a date.
DATE IDEA = Wine and dine your stunner with a first class dinner and a cocktail dessert to follow. Don’t skimp on this one, she’ll appreciate the finer details (particularly your socks) and going the extra mile to organise the night.
SOCKS TO MATCH = Seafood Socktail
THE GO TO….
This one’s not necessarily a new date on the horizon but instead, someone you find yourself going back to time and time again. She’s a catch and you know it. Better yet, she’ll be there when you call. But you’re just not convinced she’s your Purple Rain. You want to try the dating journey anyway to eliminate any loss. We like this idea.
DATE IDEA = Just because you’re still deciding how you feel, doesn’t mean you get to be a jerk. Plan a mini road trip, take her out of the city for the afternoon where there are no distractions and get to know her. You’ll both have a blast and you’ll come out knowing what you want. It’s a win/win and we like winning.
SOCKS TO MATCH = On Blueberry Hill (reliable, respectable pattern – the old faithfuls)
THE GIRL NEXT DOOR….
You probably met through friends of friends or a work event. She’s cute, she’s fun and a little flirty. You’ve got banter and she gives away layer after layer each time you meet making you come back for more. You’re excited to see what she’s going to do next. So go on, go figure her out!
DATE IDEA = A picnic. Pack a basket, grab some wine (or maybe some beers because she’s no fuss like that) and watch the sun go down. She’ll be impressed by your very manly sensitive side and thoughtful planning. It’s an art!
SOCKS TO MATCH = Freckled All Sorts
So you met online or maybe you met at a bar? You’re really enjoying her company and are picking up what she’s putting down but you just get the feeling she’s got a secret vixen inside. You’re wondering whether to find out more, keep it casual or cut her loose – we’ve all been there.
DATE IDEA = A theme park. There’s only one way to test if she’s crazy or fun or both right? Pop her on a rollercoaster and gauge the reaction. Please tell us how this goes.
SOCKS TO MATCH = Pox Sox.
Feeling enlightened? Go on. Stop sock shopping (kidding, one can never spend too much time on socks) and go plan your perfect date night. Remember fellas – it is cool to be kind.