How women size you up, Gentlemen


First Impressions last

Early this morning, I was brainstorming for my next blog post while listening to the Radio(“the John Tesh Radio Show”). There was this topic that really caught my attention. John was talking about, “how women would size you up in 5 seconds guaranteed”. He just listed the factors, but didn’t elaborate. I thought I should discuss those factors in further detail.

As guys, we all know that women makes snap judgements about us all the time. Its been like that since the beginning of time, its a given. And to some of us, it may not be a surprise any more. We’re so used to it, we sometimes unconsciously act the way she wants us to. Notice yourself when you’re with your friends, now compare that when you’re with her. Exactly, that’s why people say that you can’t really tell that you know someone, until you actually lived with them. But until then, you can follow these to help you get that good first impression.

 This best applies to guys that had been living on their own, and has their own place.

(This isn’t arranged in any order)

Books

DSC_0548 (2) Yes books! Experts says, that women would associate no books with no brains. You have to have books in your apartment. Even if you don’t read, if you really want that good first impression, then set up that little library. It wouldn’t cost you much, you can always just salvage any old bookshelf from your old house or get one in goodwill, do whatever. Just get one.

Bathroom

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A Clean bathroom! Having a dirty bathroom tells a girl that you have very poor hygiene. Who wants to have that as a First impression? If you know she’s coming over, then make time to clean your bathroom prior to her visit. This is arguably the most important factor in the list. Do it!

Food

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Mhm this is always on the list. A stocked kitchen with cook books, utensils, healthy food in the fridge, will tell a girl that you can actually fend for yourself. That’s one of the most important things to know, she would think that you could possibly take care of her too. Mac and Cheese is awesome though, not going to lie.

Pets

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Your pets could actually help you get a girl. Now that’s something I never heard about. Anything that can be nurtured, factors into this, like Cats, Dogs, and even plants. This means that you are capable of taking care of other things other than yourself. Get yourself a dog, walk it out and watch it do its magic. trust it will work!

Big screen TV & Gaming Consoles

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I totally disagree on this one. Especially, when everyone has it at home. Not having an Entertainment set up is blasphemy. But Experts says that Having a Big Screen TV and gaming console in your house, tells a girl that you have too much time in your hands and immature. hmm. That’s true in many ways, but also wrong. Its true because it does give out a vibe that you play video games most of your spare time, and also wrong because nowadays consoles have many other uses other than gaming, watching movies for one. I mean, that’s my opinion. If anything, just tell her that you only use your gaming console for watching movies, but you don’t want to seem defensive too.

Top 10 reasons to love the Holidays


Christmas and the holidays are the season of giving. It’s a time when people are more kind and open-hearted. Read more at brainyquote

Since the holidays is just around the corner, I decided to list the top 10 things I love about the Holidays. Its my favourite time of the year. It brings people closer together and it promotes sacrificing something for the joy of others. Its an overall a feel good experience.

These are my personal favourite. Let me know what you think.

#1. Gifts

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Its not a surprise that Gifts is at the top of the list. Who doesn’t like receiving gifts?. I know I do. It just brings me joy, not because of the gift itself, but really just grateful to the person. For me, the thought that goes into it is the most important thing. I personally don’t care about how much the person spent on it, Unless its really really expensive. Its the thought that counts people.

#2. Food

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YES, FOOD! Its second to my list. Its the ultimate cheat month. Since Christmas is my family’s most celebrated event of the year. The amount of food is insane. The varieties of food is amazing and its always different every year. For us living north of the border, we have boxing day after Christmas. The morning of boxing day when you wake up, is the best feeling, “left over food never tasted better “. That’s why most people pack lbs. during this season.

#3. Shopping 

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Shopping! Shopping! and more Shopping! Its the time where people grind it out at work. Getting over time hours to cope with their spending. We spend more in a week, compared to what we’ve spent in a year total. I think for some people, it’s their way of rewarding themselves.

#4. Christmas parties

10743693_10152807826212170_139265220_nChristmas Parties! For my family and friends, its been our tradition to have a Christmas party every year. Its a time where we get together and have dinner. We also do secret santas every year. It makes things a lot more interesting and also you save a lot of money that way since you don’t have to get every single one of them a gift.

#5. Relatives away from home

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Most of us have relatives away from home. Our grandmother visited us last year from California. It was really nice to see her again after a long time. Its been a while since I’ve last seen her. There’s just no better feeling than spending time with your loved ones. It brings us closer together. Its also a great time to catch up and share stories with them.

#6. Time off from work

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YES it is! A couple of days off work is enough to be part of the top 10. It doesn’t need any explanation. More quality time with family and friends for sure.

#7. Christmas Jingles

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If you’re living in Toronto, tune in to 98.1. They play Christmas music all day throughout the season. It instantly puts you in the mood for the holidays.

#8. Holiday Ambiance 

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I don’t know what it is about this season. It just puts you in a good mood. It could be the atmosphere, or the air we breathe. Its the feeling overall for me.

#9. Snow Snow Snow

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We associate snow with a lot of activities. Tobogganing is my favourite.  Going down the hill with my makeshift sled made of boxes is the best. You just have to put on more layers to actually enjoy playing outside in the snow.

#10. Midnight Mass 

Catholic Christians has a unique way of celebrating Christmas. We attend a series of Church masses every night from the 16th of December to Christmas eve. Most of us believe that if you attend all of it, your wish would come true.  It is also meant to show devotion to God and heightened anticipation for Christ’s birth. Its a tradition.