Learn the Art of Picking Up Women With These Simple Techniques

If you have the makings of another Casanova yet unsuccessful in picking up women most of the time, it's time you learn to succeed the next time you hit the bars. The art of picking up women is simple-all you need to keep in mind are a few bits and pieces of advice and you're good to go.

Picking up women is all about confidence, determination, and a little bit of flirting. Other than an activity, it is unofficially more of an art. This may be a little feat to some people, but the thought of pouring in your abilities to get a date is a big deal! Do you know how challenging it is to convince a woman to like you, more so, to start a conversation with a woman you have just met? First-timers should not feel intimidated, though-there is always a start for everything, and the same goes out to learning the art of picking up women.

If you want to succeed in picking up women you will have to be very confident in your quest. You have to be brave enough to approach a woman without making yourself seem desperate. As such, you will have to portray enough poise when you approach someone. When starting a conversation, introduce yourself first and display your sense of humor and wit. You can use pick up lines, jokes, and puns, as well as wisecracks, and even words of wisdom. Be wary, however, that you should not compliment her so much or it will make you look very desperate.

Remember that when in bars, there is a possibility you will not find a serious person. Some people there could only be after a temporary date and that's it. They'll hook up one minute and be gone in the next. To deal with these instances, you have to be open-minded. You do not have to get affected by the comments and behavior of the woman you have spoken to, unless you feel a certain kind of attraction building up between the two of you. You do not have to be affected by the income of a date. If she rejects, then simply, move on to the next.

One of the most important things you should remember when dating is to enjoy. Just enjoy whatever it is you're in and everything will be easy from there. If you seem happy with what you are doing, your date will feel that you are happy with her company. As such, she will enjoy you too. This could lead to a very fruitful relationship because you will be more open to each other and you, as well as your partner, will find it easier to say what it is she would want to say.

When you feel like you know enough about your date, try to build attraction. In other words, flirt. Be the first to drop a smile, do small acts of chivalry, and slowly break the touch barrier. Make your attraction clear but …

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Facts You Should Know About Baby Shower Etiquette

Whether you’re hosting a baby shower for the first time or not, chances are you’ve got some questions regarding the right baby shower etiquette. You want to create a truly special time for the guest of honor without any unintended faux pas. This guide was specially created to help you do exactly that.

The real basics

  • Take the wishes of the mom-to-be into account at every stage. That includes the games, food, invitation list and all other aspects of the baby shower.
  • You can have baby showers either before or after the baby is born. Generally, they’re held 1 or 2 months before due date. But they’re also held after baby arrives because of medical or other reasons.
  • These days, it is perfectly OK for a close relative or even the couple themselves to host a shower. Those “rules” about only non-relatives hosting a baby shower are quite dated now.
  • Before deciding on the kind of baby shower you plan to have — girls-only or coed, theme or no theme and so on — consult mom-to-be and find out what she prefers.
  • Who can be invited? Generally, anyone the mom-to-be feels she should call. She’s the best guide here.
  • Do you always need to send written baby shower invitations? It is usually the better choice. With a written invitation, guests have all details at their fingertips and need not rely on memory. Plus, you can (and usually should) include directions on how to get there.
  • At the same time, it is fine to just inform people on the phone. Do tell them well in advance, though. So they have enough time to buy gifts, arrange for a baby sitter, etc. And leave your contact numbers with them so they can reach you easily if they need any clarifications.
  • Can you hold a surprise shower? Sure. It can be a wonderful feeling for the expectant mother. But do consult someone close to her (mother, sister, etc) to know about her likely preferences in all areas.

The devil is in the details

Here’s additional information on baby shower etiquette that’ll help you host a truly great party.

  • Send out shower invitations at least 3 to 4 weeks in advance. Send them even earlier for out-of-town guests. Request an RSVP by a date 2 weeks before the baby shower.
  • If you’re having a coed shower, you might turn the guys off if you send frilly baby pink invites full of baby talk. Stick to attractive, stylish invitations.
  • If you’re planning a formal baby shower, avoid totally goofy games. At coed parties (or even at all-girl events), be wary of playing shower games that focus on expectant mom’s tummy — she may not be comfortable with them. Check with her about choices of games and ice-breaker activities.
  • Greet all guests at the door as they walk in, provide them with name tags (if there are many guests) and introduce them to others to get conversations going.
  • Lots of women have very different food preferences
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