So, you scored with a sweet number at the bar. Congratulations, that was the easy part. You’ve probably asked her out on a date, and admit it, you’re kind of scared. First dates are tough and they can be awfully intimidating, which is the reason why many guys often find themselves doing Google searches on “First date advice for men.” And that’s probably how you got here. So, let’s get the facts straight, she already said YES. She didn’t accept a date with the person that was sitting next to you, or some guy at the bar or your alter ego. It was pretty straight forward, you asked her out, she said “yes”.
Now that the first part is over, you will need to pass another challenge, and that is, now she wants to get to know you. This is the part where you show her all your qualities that your friends and family love and enjoy about you, (and don’t shy away from asking them for reminders). Bring all of them to the table and she is definitely going to enjoy your company and if all goes well, look forward to seeing you again. So, this article isn’t going to be about the usual be-yourself- Oprah-istic BS, but rather on a few tips which you should use when going out on your first date.
You should always plan for a date that’ll take more than an hour. Whether you decide to go out for dinner, go out for a walk, play a game or do something adventurous, like kayaking, you will need to plan it out before hand. So, instead of meeting at the corner of somewhere and proceeding to walk north…or south, suggest a meeting spot and plan out the rest of your day.
Be on Time:
The second thing of first dates is to never be late. Remember that the only forgivable reason for showing up late and keeping your date waiting is if Godzilla was in town. Being late is the worst turn off ever, it doesn’t matter if you forgot to fill up on gas or you got stuck in traffic. The bottom line is, its part of showing respect to her. So, do the right thing and show up on time.
Chivalry is not dead, so be polite with everyone you come across during the date. That means, offer to open the door, all doors, whether it’ the car, horse carriage, restaurant, tank whatever. The second thing is, tell her she looks beautiful, compliment what she is wearing, her hair or personality. The third and most important thing of all, remember you planned the date, so pay for everything, (even if you didn’t plan the date), and don’t even think of asking her to split the cheque. Be courteous asking her if she is comfortable and if you can do something about it, fix it.
Saying stuff like “I don’t know, what do you think?” constantly is a major turn off for women. That doesn’t mean you have to be pushy or make all the decisions. So, if she gives you a few options of where to go on the date, pick one.
Dress to Impress:
Dressing for the occasion is dressing to impress. If you’re taking her out to dinner at a nice restaurant then wear casual clothes, like a collared shirt, fitted jeans or maybe even a necktie. If you’re going for a walk in the park, don’t wear a suit. The point is to be presentable, well groomed, hair cut and don’t forget to put your phone on vibrate, and while you’re at it, spray on some of that cologne. Remember what they say about first impressions.
…and Now, the Follow Up:
Forget about stupid rules like waiting at least twenty-four hours or three to four days (whatever the hell that means) before letting her know how much fun you had on your date. Letting her know you enjoyed her company the next day and if she feels the same way, she’ll get back to you and you two can plan the second date from there.
Argue with Self Criticism:
So what if the spark never happened? Did she reject you because you were not tall enough, smart enough, attractive enough, or even rich enough? What was the reason? These are some things guys ask themselves soon after she declines a second date. Guys start second guessing everything they did, didn’t do or said. That’s good, because if it didn’t work out, self criticism sometimes works in your favor in knowing what mistakes you made and making sure not to do them again. So, what was it? Forgetting to open the car door, ordering noodle soup or cracking a joke on how you got that scar on your middle finger.
So, there you have it, the tips that will keep you from being B.O.R.I.N.G, and help you get that second date to start the romance ball rolling.
Exotic Resorts May Be the Best Bet for a Holiday
An exotic vacation usually means exploring a distant foreign country, whilst resorts are places
to go for rest, sport, or which offers a particular speciality, with many resorts being part of a
popular tourist destination or on or near a beach. If you are planning a vacation to an exotic
resort it can be a once-in-a-lifetime vacation to a far-flung destination or a luxurious place to
stay closer to home where you can enjoy some pampering.
Why stay at an exotic resort
Exotic resorts often offer all-inclusive vacation deals, along with other options that leave you
to plan your stay more precisely to your own wishes. These resorts offer excellent customer
service, superb accommodation and facilities and are usually to be found in beautiful settings.
Here are some of the best resorts from around the world for you to consider:
Four Seasons Resort, Seychelles
This famous resort has made many feel they have entered Paradise. The gentle ocean breeze
floats up the granite hillside and into your tree-house villa tucked away from the other guests
staying at the resort. This is perfect for encouraging you to relax, either by your private pool
or in the clear blue waters of Petite Anse Bay. Perfect for a romantic stay, there is a Spa for
pampering and the chance for a sunset meal on a deserted beach.
Some enjoy simply sitting on their balcony, gazing at the ocean between reading their book,
sketching or checking out international bookmakers and betting sites for the chance of a
flutter. If you want another type of adrenaline kick, check out the resorts excellent kayaking
and snorkelling facilities, which are recommended by nearly all who try it.
Anantara Resort, Hua Hin, Thailand
The ultimate tropical getaway, the Anantara Resort is an award-winning site modelled on a
traditional Thai village and is just three hours drive south of Bangkok. The location is where
Thai royalty and aristocrats have been holidaying for almost one-hundred years. Today, you
can visit historical attractions alongside theme parks and shops as well as vineyards and golf
The resort is set among 14 acres of lush tropical grounds with lotus-filled lagoons and
meandering pathways through exotic foliage, with many rooms overlooking the shoreline.
Each day, chefs prepare freshly caught local seafood alongside Thai specialities. The resort
also has an award-winning spa located within a lagoon-inspired oasis offering you the perfect
opportunity to relax.
Kurumba is a well-established resort that opened almost 50 years ago and continues to offer
superb hospitality and contemporary facilities. There are seven speciality restaurants offering
cuisine from Italy to the Middle East as well as Thila, a restaurant which extends out over the
water which offers gourmet breakfasts and seafood dinners.
You can go snorkelling over the nearby reef full of colourful marine life or sign up to a dive
package as part of your stay, or just enjoy a private pool when staying at one of the spacious
villages. There are also deluxe beachfront bungalows offering direct beach access and views
of the crystal-clear waters.
Healthcare Workers To Receive Coca-Cola-Funded PPEs From Nigerian Red Cross
Since the outbreak of the Coronavirus disease in Nigeria, our healthcare workers have continued to lead the charge against the disease. As the number of recorded COVID-19 cases in Nigeria began to increase, these healthcare workers rose to the challenge and fought tirelessly to protect the lives of Nigerians impacted by the disease.
Considering the risks these healthcare workers face, there is a crucial need for adequate protective equipment for these brave frontline workers.
Coca-Cola is excited that over 400,000 Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) procured to support the intervention efforts of the Nigerian Government and other key stakeholders to fight the COVID 19 pandemic have arrived. We do believe that this will to provide succor to our healthcare workers on the frontlines
These PPEs comprise N95 respirators, surgical masks, examination gloves, face shields, medical gowns, no-touch thermometers, disposable aprons, heavy-duty rubber gloves, rubber boots, basic masks, disposable gloves, and hand sanitizers.
Since the first confirmed case of the disease in Nigeria reported in February, over 800 healthcare workers have contracted the disease. While Nigerians are encouraged to stay home where possible and practice social distancing, these healthcare workers are needed across the country in the continued fight against the disease.
This donation forms part of The Coca-Cola Foundation’s COVID-19 relief interventions in Nigeria. The Coca-Cola Foundation has provided $2.5m in grant to IFRC who seeks to directly impact the lives of 1.4 million people in Nigeria and across other countries in West and Central Africa under this partnership.
Taking Care of Tomorrow’s Leaders Today – The itel, Lagos Food Bank Example
Waking up to a special meal or choice gift is the best feeling ever. Hundreds of children in Mushin, mainland Lagos, had a filling taste of this feeling for the October 1 st celebrations. It’s an experience they will remember for a long time.
Being one of the most responsible corporate citizens around, celebrating Independence Day was always going to be on the radar for itel Mobile. To make this possible and memorable, the brand got to work in earnest. The focus of the work was picking the best way to commemorate the 60th independence anniversary of the most populous black nation on earth.
The efforts soon paid off through an impact-driven partnership with the Lagos Food Bank Initiative. With the arrangement, both partners considered a couple of activities capable of affecting communities positively and bringing smiles to people’s faces in Lagos. At the end of the exercise, taking care of children, the leaders of tomorrow, in the commercial city secured the highest votes.
With the decision, itel Mobile set about making this happen. Not surprisingly, the decision was
influenced by giving children the means to excel and prepare them for leadership and nation-building, for them to enjoy better life. For the good of their immediate family, community and the Nigerian society.
Idiko, Mushin, a suburb of mainland Lagos, was chosen as the benefiting community. And the partners strategically reached out to the beneficiaries, children and families, with gifts of love, care, happiness and support made possible by the itel Love Always On CSR initiative.
Over 1,000 families benefited from the gesture as well as 600 children, and each one of them received food packages to celebrate Nigeria’s 60 th Independence Day commemoration.
Speaking on the event and itel’s Love Always On CSR Initiative, Oke Umurhohwo, itel’s Marketing Manager said, ‘We wanted to mark this year’s Independence Day celebrations differently, and that is why we did something so momentous for our children. Children are the backbone of any longstanding community, and as such, we are proud to be able to give back and support them on their journey as leaders of tomorrow and for a better life.’
To meet the demands of the memorable event, 30 volunteers joined the customer-centric brand and the Lagos-based NGO to share smiles, and to convey just how important it is to love and take care of today’s children who will ultimately become leaders of tomorrow.
With the thoughtful activity, there are insights for everyone, from the government to citizens, on partnerships that are capable of making life better for children. Indeed, itel Mobile and the Lagos Food Bank Initiative have offered a great template on bringing this to reality.
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