Tips for Dating a Girly Girl

Whether you’ve never dated a girly girl before or that’s all you get into, you could still use some tips for dating her to make things run more smoothly. Being a girly girl doesn’t necessarily mean that a woman is high maintenance, though it might. Remembering that she is who she is is a big part of how you’re going to make it happen. Here are some more tips for dating a girly girl.

fotolia_47617350Plan Around Her Prep

A lot of girly girls have a lot of prep time. If you’re always showing up to a date and she’s still doing her hair and makeup, get used to planning that into the time that you’re going to arrive. When she’s always “fashionably late” for you two to go on dates, it’s better that you start meeting that than you sit around waiting for her to get ready. The latter comes from a place of far greater strength.

Don’t Expect Her to Take Interest in Your Interests

Especially if you’re a manly man to her girly girl, you can’t expect for her to take an interest in those interests. So don’t be bummed when she doesn’t want to go to the sports bar and watch a football game with you. It’s true that opposites can attract and you two might have other things in common or you might have nothing in common. Don’t try and force the issue in areas where your interests don’t overlap. At the same time, be firm about not letting her interests overwhelm yours.

Being a Rock

It’s good to be emotionally strong in any relationship, but if you’re dating a girly girl it can be absolutely essential. This means keeping on an even keel all the time and not getting overwhelmed with her being upset with something. Your strength and stoicism are going to count for a lot more than getting as worked up about something as she is. Keep this in mind when thinking about tips for dating a girly girl.

Making Her Feel Special

One thing that a lot of girly girls have in common is that they want to feel special. The best way to do this is through small, occasional gestures rather than overwhelming her with gifts (more on this later) and compliments. Giving fewer compliments means more and puts a higher value on them. What’s more, you won’t come across as being needy and supplicative if you’re only giving out compliments when they’re earned or when there’s a particularly appropriate moment.

Getting the Right Gifts

Girly girls like lots of things, but if you’re a manly man you might not know how to buy them… and a gift certificate is always less awesome than the perfect gift. Don’t be afraid to ask questions when you go into a store. The salespeople will be more than happy to answer any questions you might have to help you find the perfect gift.

AJ Harbinger - author of 1152 posts on The Art of Charm

AJ Harbinger is one of the world’s top relationship development experts. His company, The Art of Charm, is a leading training facility for top performers that want to overcome social anxiety, develop social capital and build relationships of the highest quality. Raised by a single father, AJ felt a strong desire to learn about relationships and the elements that make them successful. However, this interest went largely untapped for many years. Following the path set out for him by his family, AJ studied biology in college and went on to pursue a Ph.D. in Cancer Biology at the University of Michigan. It was at this time that he began to feel immense pressure from the cancer lab he worked in and began to explore other outlets for expression. It was at this point that The Art of Charm Podcast was born.

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