Let’s assume you’re already living a righteous and manly life. Let’s assume your beard is full and your flannel fits well. You know how to work hard. You’ve finally caught the eye of that young lady (or older lady, doesn’t matter…).
You’re doing well, but there’s still work to do in order to seal the deal and win the girl. Just like yer beard, her companionship must be earned. But don’t be alarmed- you’re a confident man, remember? We just got finished assuming that. All you need to do now is court the woman in a manly fashion that impresses her enough to decide she’ll stick around. She just wants to make sure you’re man enough for the job, not a boy pretending.
You ARE a man, right?! So this shouldn’t be too hard.
It’s up to you to seal the deal, but I have a few good scenarios to help you do it.
This one don’t need much explainin’. Obviously, any female in her right mind is gonna enjoy not only flinging the axe herself, but also seeing her fella do the same. It bonds people together thick as pine sap! They say taking a girl to do something exciting makes her think you are exciting too- show the little lady how much fun you can be. As I’ve mentioned before, I’m still opening up new Heber Hatchets Axe Throwing venues here and there, so find the nearest one and have her home by curfew.
Just picture it for a minute…
A beautiful woman frying up a pan of bacon, both of them sizzling hot, while you’re putting the finishing touches on a couple of hearty omelets. She sees that you can cook (or are willing to try), and you both have something to do while the conversation flows. Then you get to enjoy the fruits of your efforts with a tasty meal together. Are you imagining it?
It’s a known fact that breakfast food is the best food, so that’s a fool-proof element to this date idea. It’s also a good way to show you are creative- you don’t settle for the same-ol’ dinner date at some restaurant you only picked to impress her. Instead, you put a fun spin on things and worked together with her to make it happen! She’ll probably Instagram her plate before she eats, cuz girls love the ‘grammable moments. *Note* If she uses a photo with any part of YOU visible, congratulations, my man- Say goodbye to the friend-zone!*
Fire + Tin-Foil Dinner
The benefits of this date idea are similar to the benefits of making breakfast together, except this one ALSO allows you to impress her with your fire-making skills. If you don’t know what a tin-foil dinner is, look it up, and shame on you…
Depending on the amount of time you have together, you can prep the dinners together or you can get both yers and hers ready beforehand. But the main event should be sitting together ’round the fire, waiting for them to cook.
As the meat and potatoes get cookin’ and the juices come together, she won’t be able to keep herself from sliding closer to you on that log. It just always turns out that way, I’m tellin’ ya! Females love food and fire. This date idea can seal the deal.
If she’s already done a lot of riding before, you know she’ll enjoy it. If she hasn’t, well, you can learn a lotta the things you need to know about a woman with this date idea.
Is she outdoorsy?
Is she high maintenance?
How is she around animals?
Does she look like a horse?
I’d recommend trail riding instead of pasture so you can see some nice scenery together and make her feel like she’s in some sorta Disney movie. Ladies love Disney.
Important: Do not attempt this date idea unless you yourself are experienced with horses. If you ain’t, then this could turn into a very memorable, but very bad date. And if you’re not already experienced with horses- why are you even worried about dating right now?
“There’s a lot of fish in the sea, but you’re a great catch.”
“Lure her in with a good date, and she’ll be yours- hook line and sinker.”
“Give a woman a fish, and she’ll eat for a day. Teach a woman to fish, and she’ll be there eating off your plate for the rest of your life.”
There are a lot of good fishing metaphors about life, and it makes for a great date idea too. You can relax together in nature while you sit and talk and wait for one to bite. Make sure to pack some snacks- women love snacks.
If she outfishes you, hang onto that girl. Yeah, it will take a while for your pride to recover, but don’t let a girl like that shake off yer line! This ain’t catch and release- you’re looking for a keeper.
The only time you wanna be on a date with mother is when you’re out there with Mother Nature- She’s a real beaut.
Depending on the type of relationship you have with the woman, a hike through the mountains can be exciting and fun, peaceful and beautiful, or even kinda romantic. If yer feelin’ brave, you might even sneak a little kiss from the mountaintop- girls love getting kissed on mountaintops.
Heck, I even proposed to my sweet wife when we was on a hike together. And then again later on when I took her fishing. Who’da thought that it woulda took a hot plate of breakfast food to go along with the third time I asked in order for her say yes?
Good luck, fellas.
-Heber, The Hatchet Man