Any guy that wants to be more successful with women should start by being more like George Clooney. And no, we don’t mean you need to get rich, make yourself famous or start being improbably handsome. There’s more to Clooney than good looks and a big bank account. He’s got charisma, style, class, and a host of other traits worth emulating.
Clooney was twice named People’s sexiest man alive, once in 1997 and again in 2006 -- almost 10 years apart -- and we don’t think it’s just because the man is good-looking. Clooney’s staying power can be attributed to his demeanor and his behavior, both things regular guys can imitate to make themselves more attractive to women. Take a look at these top five dating tips from George Clooney.
5. Don’t kiss and tell
Clooney is an expert at keeping his love life out of the tabloids. You’ll hardly ever see his face in the checkout line at the grocery store. You’ll almost never hear his name being dragged through the mud, either. Clooney is hardly ever associated with scandal, and that makes him that much more attractive to the opposite sex.
The rest of us should take a page out of Clooney’s book. Don’t talk about your sexual exploits in public, and especially with other women. We understand that just about every guy has an inclination to blab to his buddies about his most impressive conquests, but once you develop a reputation for being the guy who brags about knocking boots, women will be far less likely to go home with you. And if you think it’s ever a good idea to talk to a woman you just met about your past “experiences,” you may need to get your head examined.
4. Act your age
One of the reasons we respect George Clooney so much is because he’s never been afraid of his age. For most of his career, he’s been a silver-haired sex symbol. It’s clear that he’s comfortable in his own skin. He’s embraced his middle-age and demonstrated that a guy with some tread on his tires can still be desirable to women.
Let that be a lesson to the rest of you: Act your age. Once your 20s are over, they’re over. There are few things more ridiculous than a middle-aged man dressing and acting like a 19-year-old. Recognize that women aren’t just attracted to youth and vigor; they’re also attracted to experience and self-confidence, and in those areas, older guys have younger guys beat hands down.
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3. Consider the company you keep
Clooney’s real life began mirroring his art when, after starring in Ocean’s 11, the actor became good friends with co-stars Brad Pitt and Matt Damon. Now, imagine for a moment having those two guys as your wingmen; now take a minute and think about the guys you hang out with. Notice any difference?
Considering the company you keep is another one of our top dating tips from George Clooney. Men need to be conscious of the other guys in their social circle. Think about who you’re associating with, especially when heading out to meet women. You want to roll with guys who can be competent wingmen. And you certainly don’t want to go out with guys who might embarrass you -- no wallflowers and no douchebags.
2. Have integrity
Over the years, Clooney has become a well-known activist; he speaks out on a number of political and social causes. It's another dimension to the man, and it’s not unrelated to his sex appeal.
So what does activism have to do with dating? Well, women count integrity among the qualities they most look for in a man. They not only want to know that they can trust you, but they also want to be proud to introduce you to their parents and friends. Also, (surprise!) women are also often thinking about what kind of husband you’re going to be.
1. Charm, charm, charm
The true secret to Clooney’s sex appeal is undoubtedly his charm. The man oozes charisma. Many believe charm can’t be learned: You either have it or you don’t.
Yet, charm is simply about being polite and confident. It’s about being funny without being lewd. It’s about being a gentleman. You can acquire it simply by habituating yourself to good behavior. Start opening doors for women; say please and thank you. Before long, charm will be second nature.