It’s no surprise that men want to impress women on a date. If it took you forever to ask this hot chick for a date then you would definitely want to make the right moves to impress her, and hopefully, make her agree to see you again.
It’s not always easy to impress women, especially when you’re dating a “beauty and brains”. Just thinking of how to keep a conversation flowing, with no stupid and dull moments, during a date is enough to give you some panic attacks. If you want to make sure you get your date’s attention and create a seemingly-intelligent impact on your date, I would suggest taking her out on a quiet dinner or invite her to the local museum one late afternoon and prepare your spiel to show off your literary confidence to impress her. That’s right! I’d recommend you to read these 3 books and prepare to discuss them with gusto. What’s good about these recommended books is the assurance of engagement during your storytelling session with your date, with her most likely uttering “wow, I didn’t know that!”
Van Gogh, The Life (by Steven Naifeh and Gregory White Smith)
Nothing about the famous Van Gogh’s life is uninteresting; from his works of art to the way he lived his life. The life of Van Gogh is a great dinner story or subtle conversation filler during your short walk to the museum. This book, a New York’s Times bestseller, lets you in on some new and untapped materials that further explain the strange life of Van Gogh, including the mystery behind his death.
Though it may not be a romantic piece, Van Gogh’s story is inspirational in itself – especially if you mention his battles with depression, his intense relationship with Theo, his brother, and his struggles for acceptance with his kind of art that later on became highly recognized, each with a million dollar price tag. It is also interesting to note that Van Gogh’s arts were works of his impaired vision.
Amelia Earhart: The Sky’s No limit (by Lorie Van Pelt)
Telling your date of Amelia’s remarkable story of girl-power means you recognize women’s liberal rights and equality to men. This shows you are not intimidated at all by a woman’s confidence and are impressed by it too.
We all know that Amelia Earhart is the charming young lady pilot that successfully took part in the 1928 transatlantic flight. Her magnetic persona made her adored by people from all over, championing for women to seek professional career especially in aviation. She later earned the status “World’s Best Aviatrix”. On the way home from her around-the-world flight with her flight navigator, her plane vanished en route. Such is a mystery behind this disappearance since no traces of her plane were ever found even after a massive search operation. Could she really still be alive? That’s for you and your date to lovingly ponder on.
A Child Called “It” (by Dave Pelzer)
If you choose to tell this story to your date, by the content of the story alone, she’ll soon see your deep empathy for the character of this story, Dave, who grew up in an abusive home, in the hands of his own mother. Dave suffered brutal abuse from his mother; reading the book it is hard not to even shed a tear or two. But what makes this story interesting is the not the countless times Dave’s mother got away from child abuse (since back then child abuse is unheard of) or the long years of Dave’s suffering, his struggles as a foster kid but the remarkable turnaround of his life that only he made possible. In later life, Dave went on to join the US Air Force and committed to leave his painful childhood behind. He authored his story from his years of abuse to his days of personal victory and became a best- selling author and sought after motivational speaker.
Compassion may not be sexy for your date, but it sure is impressive! Telling her a story like Dave Pelzer’s is letting her know how sensitive you are as a man, and that you have it in you to feel the pain of others.
These books may seem like the best escape route to impress your lady on a date, as women love their men to be both a “thinking” and “feeling” person. There are literally countless books to read to impress your date but the most important thing is to still be honest. Women are gifted with great instincts and can smell a liar from a mile away. So don’t just impress, but instead stay honest.