James Bond isn’t just the world’s most famous fictional spy; he is also the classic British gentleman.
It doesn’t matter if he is saving the world, seducing a beautiful woman or drinking a Martini (shaken, not stirred) – 007 remains effortlessly suave and charming. He is the definition of cool and collected, and many people wish they could be more like James Bond.
While his fictional life may seem a little surreal, it is possible to emulate his attitude in your own love life. You don’t have to have a six pack and a high-flying job to attract women; you just need the right mind-set.
Here are 5 tips to help you to date like James Bond.
- Dress well
We all know the phrase “the suit makes the man.” Most women (and men!) appreciate someone who makes an effort to dress well, as it shows they respect themselves – and it looks good. While a suit isn’t appropriate for most dates, a good outfit will help you to make a good impression.
- Aim to be simultaneously polite and confident
One of the things that makes James Bond irresistible to women is his overall demeanour. He is self-assured without being cocky, he is confident but not loud, and he is polite but not a pushover.
Emulate Bond by combining confidence with politeness – the perfect gentleman mix.
- Be knowledgeable about food and drink
James Bond has an excellent knowledge of fine dining – and drinking. There are lots of advantages to learning about your favorite wines, spirits and cocktails; it gives you and your date something to talk about, it is interesting, and it opens up many new bars and restaurants.
- Show reserve
James Bond has perfected being mysterious without losing a woman’s interest. Avoid doing all of the talking on a date – you may come across as big-headed! Instead try to talk as much as you listen; revealing yourself slowly helps to create interest. It will also make it easier for you to link your own insights to hers, helping you to forge a genuine connection.
- Be daring
James Bond isn’t a nervous man. He is willing to take any challenge he faces in his stride, and he doesn’t shy away from spontaneity. Be daring when you date; if the date goes well, don’t be afraid to ask to meet up again. Most people are attracted to self-confidence, and they will appreciate your honesty.
- Be attentive
James Bond may be dashingly attractive and witty, but that isn’t enough to make someone fall in love – he is also attentive and caring. He pays attention to everything his date tells him, and he always looks out for body language signals.
Take the time to really focus on your date so that you can charm her; pay attention to what she is saying and her body language, and ask relevant follow-up questions.
- Don’t dwell on the past
James Bond never complained to his current lady about his ex; instead he focused entirely on the present and the future. Leave your baggage behind – it will only make you self-conscious and bitter, and many people are turned off by listening to their date discuss their ex. The present is here right now – live in the moment and enjoy your date!