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How to make a great first impression

George Troy is a writer from Chicago, IL who has spent years trying to understand women, and on many occasions has achieved complete understanding of women. Only to realize he was completely wrong. He intends to try again tomorrow.

Get it right the first time

Although you’ve been led to believe that we men will solely base our first impression of a woman on how much cleavage she is showing (not saying this isn’t a small factor, at least!), you’ll be pleasantly surprised to learn that there’s a great deal more that goes on in our minds when meeting you. Read on to find out how to bowl us over at the first inning.

Woman on first date

1Be yourself

Too much makeup or Lady Gaga's latest hairdo might fly at night– but if things go to the next level, eventually your man will know what you really look like. And contrary to popular belief, a good personality doesn't equate fugly. Don't be afraid to just be you -- trying too hard to be sexy and cool is a guy's job, anyway.

2Be funny, not fake

A good sense of humor goes a long way. Funny is sexy! It doesn't hurt to laugh at your man's jokes, either -- especially the dumb ones. But it's also important to be genuine -- keep in mind that men can usually tell when you're faking it.

3Be comfortable

Most guys would be lying if they said a sexy, low-cut top isn't going to get you noticed, but casual and cute can make a great first impression, too. It goes back to being yourself. For example, if a group of guys are at a bar watching the big game, the woman who typically catches their eyes is the one wearing jeans and a team jersey, not the one in a little black dress and heels who looks like she showed up for the wrong party.

4Tell him about yourself, but not too much

Guys want to learn more about you from the start, but they don't need your enire life story. A confident woman is impressive, but oversharing and telling men about what a loser your last boyfriend was doesn't make the best first impression.

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