The 6 Most Successful Dating Clichés
  • Posted Jul 24, 2013
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When it comes to dating, women often dismiss anything deemed cliché—pickup lines, buying drinks, the list goes on. But is there anything cliché that achieves the opposite effect? We recently conducted a survey and found that not all dating clichés lead to a bad ending: opening doors was the most successful precursor.

In fact, these dating clichés actually helped a guys chances to nabbing a second date.

The 6 Most Successful Dating Clichés

1.      Being Overattentive (Opening Doors, Pulling Out Chairs, etc.) – (48%)

Looks like chivalry may not be dead, but it is anemic when it comes to some men.

2.      Paying for Dinner – (21%)

Modern woman is independent, successful and at times may even out-earn her date. But this is no excuse to treat a girl out to a nice meal to show your interest.

3.      Not Kissing on the First Date – (13%)

Everything has become fast-paced, especially dating. One-night stands are becoming more and more accepted, which is why women crave a man who can control his urges and leave them wanting more for the next date.

4.      Bringing Flowers – (9%)

Every girl loves presents. No matter how modest. A single stem rose has the ability to can make a girl feel feminine and shows your appreciation for her time.

5.      Practicing The “Three Day Rule” – (7%)

We pretend to hate it when you don’t call immediately. Sure, it will drive us mad by the third date–but let’s be honest, we all love a little bit of suspense.

6.      Taking a Long Walk (Beach, Park, etc.) – (2%)

Walking gets the endorphins running. The chemical will make both of you feel far more relaxed, and provides for lively conversation. A great way to get to know each other on a less formal setting such as dinner.

Many articles and stories try to tell daters what is and isn’t taboo in the dating scene. Which makes it even more surprising when something that’s outdated is actually what women are craving for.

What are other dating clichés that have worked for you?


13 Responses to “The 6 Most Successful Dating Clichés”

  1. Angela says:

    All personalities and perspectives are welcome in the blog, while personal attacks and name calling are not. It’s inevitable that there will be disagreements but let’s handle it as mature adults with class to keep the dialog constructive and respectful. Please refer to the “Blog Etiquette” for more details. Now comment away and let’s enjoy the blog…

  2. Amber says:

    I did a walking by the lake date . My date got tired fast ! Haha

  3. Amber says:

    I would like a blog about closing the deal after the conversation is opened . I am being asked for a phone number then pretty much abused through text about what other girls are doing on dates or acting . I wish some of the men would at least try to not be so aggressive acting . I’m wondering why they think picking a fight is a good idea .

  4. Amber says:

    When people “act” a certain way . For instance the men are telling me how other girls are telling horror stories to them or just meeting for a few minutes then running away . They are pretty much implying I will do the same .

  5. TXSD says:

    Is it just me or is this site pretty dead as compared to SeekingArrangement? In the huge metropolis I live in, only a few girls even log in in a day. It makes me wonder if the premise of a date for cash is not as alluring to women as a potentially longer-term sugar daddy offering an “arrangement”.

  6. Charles says:

    Heres a dating cliché that all men using this site should adhere to without question…

    If she shows disinterest, then shes only out to collect $. Want to know how to weed out all these serial first daters that could care less about spending a moment of time with you unless your paying her? Well, Id say 90% of the women on this site accept dates without even reading your profile. If you make an offer and she accepts, check out the “who viewed me” and see if she even took the time to see who shes accepting a date from. If she didn’t cared enough to take 10 seconds to read your profile, do you think she cares about getting to know you? Send her a message saying thanks anyway but you prefer to go out with someone that cares enough to find out about the person she is going on a date with. If you send a wink and she doesn’t check out your profile before making an offer, same thing. Oh, and if shes expecting over $100-$150 for a date, in my experience your about to get used. Of course if all your looking for is someone to look good for a night then by all means pay what you want, but if your looking for a chance with a girl, heed my advice.

    One more tip, ask the girl for her phone number to chat briefly before the date and make arrangements. If she gives you some lame excuse, again, say thanks anyway. Either she could care less about anything except your $, or she has a bf/husband and doesn’t want your number in her phone and have to explain your call.

    Use your brains guys, if you truly want what this site is supposed to be about, use common sense and don’t get scammed. Good luck and I hope you take my advice. I have had a couple long term relationships (not sd/sb bullcrap) from here and there are girls on here that are looking for a guy that will be good to them and are tired of douchebags that only care about how they look and spend all their time at the gym.

  7. DianaSBinOC says:

    I would love to agree with Charles but that’s not always accurate. Remember the average rate is $100 for a date. Anything below? Well that’s below average.

    Also providing a phone number. I would say out 90% of the men ( I can’t say gentlemen) that contacted me by phone were actually either married or became quite vulgar in terms of their “sexual desires”. This was all on the first phone call.

    I have no idea how anyone can get scammed when whatever you offer doesn’t actually get provided to the “Attractive Member” until she/he arrives on the date in person.

    I will however agree about reading your profile. If she hasn’t taken the time to at the very least glace at who she’ll be meeting then she has no interest in you whatsoever. Still the point of this site is that these women aren’t interested in you anywhere else or there would be need to pay for a date in the first place. The money is the incentive and after that it’s your time to shine.

    The problem I’m encountering is that the majority are doing quite the opposite. Every personality flaw that would provide instant rejection is now spewing out as if ” well I have money so you’ll have to put up with this”. I think perhaps I’m on the wrong coast. A friend of mine on the East said the men were actual true blue gentlemen. They paid on time , respectful and left her desiring another date.

    I also notice the lower the offer the more grosteque a member was in his first inital interaction. So unforunately I was unable to meet them for they made it quite obvious they expected something that I cannot offer them.

    On the other hand higher offers I received in the $300+ range were from men that seemed to want me to come over for their date. Again I had to politely decline.

    It’s strage it’s as if no one actually wants to have a nice date out on the town. There were two guys in the average price 100-$150 that were the most normal and easy to chat with. Go figure.

    So from my prespective too high or too low can come with some interesting “sexpectations”.

    I can only talk from my personal experience. Nothing worse than a guy blowing a chance at a first date because he actuallly asked if he was going to get .. well “blown”.Eww factor.

    • Linda says:

      Your reply was more articulate than most of the male profiles on this site. Sorry to say, but even Charles, which you were responding, had the spelling level of a third grader, so I’ve noticed myself, that it is harder for me to communicate with most males on this site when they can not even spell or use proper punctuation. I’m finding all that you said to be true, and though I’ve not met the,”douchebags” that Charles has been complaining about, but I’ve noticed a complete lack of respect on first dates that or free in the normal dating world, which might be why some females try this site as a form of insurance for their time. If the male can be a gentlemen on a date with the female, it makes him more attractive to the female, and wanting to get to know him more.

  8. Tim says:

    The above described proposals seem very useful, you can try at next date. Well, next time I also will follow these tips.

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