I can’t even remember the last time I went on a “real” date. You know the kind of date, where the guy picks you up and you actually do more than just have coffee or a few drinks together. After several bad dates lately, I started asking myself where the wooing has disappeared to.
I remember three or four years ago being setup by a couple of my friends. My date and I lived on opposite sides of Los Angeles, but that still didn’t stop him from insisting on picking me up to go to a restaurant in his neighborhood. When my date showed up at my door, yes he came out of his car and actually walked up to my door, he was wearing a button down shirt and a hot black leather jacket. It was nice to see that homeboy had put some thought into his outfit. He even planned where we would be going to grab dinner, a cute German Dog and Beer place downtown, perfect for a first date. After going out on a few more dates we didn’t work out but I always appreciated the effort he put into our dates.
My first dates this past year have definitely lacked effort or “wooing.” I’ve had everything from my date having four whiskey drinks on a Monday night, I stopped at two. To another date showing up in a baggie shirt and running sneakers. To my personal favorite date where my date ordered dinner and drinks (I had already eaten before the date since we were just grabbing drinks and expected me to still split the bill down the middle with him. Each date left me wanting to yell “EXCUSE ME I NEED TO BE WOOED!”
Since it’s pretty clear some of you need some tips on how to practice the art of wooing I’m going to let you in on some top secret information. Wooing isn’t hard or expensive. In fact it’s pretty easy to start incorporating some of these woo methods into your everyday life. Come on….. don’t be scared. What do you have to lose?