First impressions count, right? Well, sure they do, but to make a lasting impression on the goddess of your dreams, you need more than a shallow pool of party tricks and pick-up lines. To stand a chance of scoring a second glance, here are ten road-tested skills designed to impress a gal well into next week. You will only need to master a couple of these in order to sustain your first impression of Mr Charisma, so get practising!.1. Sensitive Psychic.This one requires a base knowledge in star signs, but you're going to have to face these anyway if you want to spend more than one night with her ? sooner or later, those astrological compatibility guides always come out! Get in early and guess her star sign with a flattering explanation why.
Go one step further and find out her Goddess Birth Sign from http://www.goddess.com.au/home.htm.2.
Wow With Worldliness.Nothing says 'grown up' like a man who knows how to lead his lady on the dance floor. Being able to sweep her off her feet with a wild salsa will send the message that you are in control of your life, and all women want to be a part of that. Don't rely on your dodgy Foxtrot skills you learned back in high school ? they are way passť and don't give you enough opportunity to create sizzling body contact. Instead, take lessons in rock and roll dancing to build a perfect foundation for a brilliant career burning up the dance floor. One or two lessons should be enough to get you started with basic (but impressive) manoeuvres.
3. Potential Parent.Whether you like it or not, females are ruled by primal programming from deep within that cause them to seek out potential partners for the gene-sharing game. Appeal to your chick's nesting urge by telling a cute puppy story with actions and sound effects.
Use your best 'cute' facial expression as an unabashed excuse to show off your puppy-dog eyes. With any luck she'll adopt you as her pet project after seeing them!.4.
Laugh Lines.Body language experts tell us that eye contact is the ultimate way to communicate attraction. Put your own ego aside for a few minutes and look her in the eye to show her you're listening to her anecdotes. And whatever happens, laugh at what she tells you ? laughter releases the natural 'cuddle chemical' oxytocin, amongst others, into the brain, and this can only work in your favour when it comes to home time. If she has no funny stories, have your own (non-offensive!) jokes ready to tell.5.
Master A Unique Skill.Feeding a condom up your nose and out your mouth might be a unique skill, but it sure ain't attractive. Instead, find a unique skill that demonstrates your sharp mind ? a gal is always on the lookout for someone she can actually talk to after whoopee. Entice her with an offer to teach her backgammon over a European breakfast of bread, cheese and espresso.
Or how to hoist a main-sail, build a pergola, or to get down and dirty together, change the oil in her car.6. Cunning Linguist.Casual phrases like "I only speak three languages" scream sophistication and worldliness.
Even if you can't speak another language, memorise a favourite romantic line of poetry in French ? and no, voulez vous couche avec moi doesn't cut it. Even a corny pick-up line crooned in another language will sound exotic. Go to http://babelfish.
altavista.com to translate your winning line into any language you choose. Memorise as many as you can ? she will be hanging off your every word once you start whispering sweet somethings into her ear.7. Mesmerising Maestro.
Eyes are often described as "windows to the soul", and if you can engage your goddess in a steamy staring competition, you are half way to happiness. Send subliminal sexual messages by subtly licking your lips, smiling mysteriously, and relaxing your eyelids. Being able to maintain eye contact shows you have integrity and that she can trust you, so if she mirrors your behaviour, she has caught your intention and is definitely interested.8.
Culture Vulture.Despite women's liberation, deep down all gals want to know that their man can be their companion and look after them for the long haul. Captivate her cultivated side (the one that is looking for companionship) by taking her for a civilised unisex game such as golf. This also gives you the chance to wrap her up in your manly arms as you teach her the golf grip, and will send her the message you are the man, her protector. Execute a masterstroke by inviting her to a game at your favourite course so you can demonstrate more of your hands on technique.
9. Trivia Master.Pick a subject, such as wine, music, movies or literature and learn a string of trivia about the subject. For example, if you've chosen a wine for dinner, research the label or the winery, and regale her with why this wine is so special to you (even if it isn't, fake it!). Because you have shared a personal story she will feel a connection to you, especially if you drop hints that maybe you could both visit the winery together one day ? the implication of a future will make her feel secure.10.
Toilet Trained.Above all, remember to put the toilet seat down and you're pretty much a sure thing! To impress her that one step further, modern Feng Shui rules dictate that the lid should be down too. Hey, it's still only one flick of the wrist to put things in their place..Anita Ryan is inspired by sunsets, dolphins and the fear of starvation. She has discovered the secret to waking up feeling beautiful, sassy and inspired, and writes about the subject prolifically at http://www.
By: Anita Ryan