A first impression on a first date can make or break the evening, so here are some suggestions that will help you make the evening a success.
For decades, or perhaps centuries, people tried to get some immediate insight in the other person by asking for their Zodiac sign. To what extend that has helped them, I have no idea. I am a numerologist and as such deal with specific and practical information, not vague notions derived from mostly animal comparisons (just kidding, astrology fans). What I do know is that if you know the other person's Life Path number, you have an advantage in many areas, not the least of which is romance. Here are some tips for each number - spiced up with perhaps just a little bit of exaggeration.
Numerology Advice on dating a 1
If you are on a first date with a Life Path number 1 lady, be careful not to sound like you plan to make the choices or decisions; she will immediately let you know that she is perfectly capable of making her own decisions, thank you very much! Don't bring chocolates or flowers, instead, rent the biggest pickup truck or sedan you can find, then ask her if she wants to drive. She will fall in love with you on the spot! Whatever you do, do not compliment her on her outfit (no "nice dress" or "love your hair"), look her straight in the eye and just say "Wow!" She will know what you mean.
If you are a woman meeting a Life Path 1 guy for a first date, act demure, act like you are listening to every word he says, and pretend to be incapable of making up your own mind about anything. That should do it. Of course, in the long run this may backfire, but by that time you will have him figured out and can play him like a Stradivarius. They are wonderful partners as long as they are under the impression that they are in charge, always. As a woman, you know how to handle that and turn it to your own advantage.
Numerology Advice on dating a 2
Dating a Life Path 2 lady is tricky and requires a lot of tact and diplomacy, but trust me, she is more than worth it. A 2 is romantic and loves nothing more than make YOU happy. First thing you do, is open the car door, wait until she has placed her beautifully pedicured toes front and center on the car mat, then, and only then, gently close the car door. Go around to the driver's seat, set yourself down with some elegance (even if that comes unnatural to you, because she really does not like clumsy or crude manners), turn towards her with your recently whitened teeth, smile, and compliment her on her dress. From then on, you are in the driver's seat, literally and figuratively. Make sure you understand what it is she likes to eat or drink, but you do the ordering and you better sound confident and self-assured. Anyway, you get the idea.
If you are a woman on a first date with a 2 guy, you are in luck. You get to decide, control the evening, and do most of the talking, all the while being obviously adored and appreciated. He will not allow anything to come between you and a wonderful time. He already offered you an expensive bouquet of flowers, and now he is going to shower you with all the luxuries at his disposal. Relax, he will take very good care of you, no matter how you behave. If he did not fall for you, he will let you know that in a tactful and respectful note a day or two later.
Numerology Advice on dating a 3
If you are a guy going on a first date with a Life Path 3 lady, you better be smart, funny, and extravert. There are no rules; no need to open the car door for her, flowers don't make much of an impression, and chocolates will probably end up a liquefied mess in the bottom of her oversize purse. She will entertain you, no doubt about that, but she also expects you to respond, think on your feet, and make her laugh. She may spit her wine all over the table if you crack a good enough joke, don't be embarrassed, she won't be. One thing though, if she gets the impression that behind your funny jokes and quick responses is a superficial person, you are out. Period. On the other hand, if she senses depth and maturity, she will be putty in your hands.
If you are a woman on a first date with a 3 guy, you will have a fun evening, for sure. His mind makes unexpected turns and very little in the conversation is predictable, so you better be alert and quick (a double espresso before the date may be helpful). Underneath that light-hearted exterior, however, is a sensitive human being with depth and spiritual curiosity. If, between all the laughing and joking, you switch to a serious conversation, he will not only turn surprisingly genuine and solemn, he will probably fall for you right then and there.
Numerology Advice on dating a 4
Dating a Life Path 4 can be boring and challenging. However, when it comes to long-term commitment they are solid as a rock. If you are meeting a 4 lady for the first time, you probably already spent considerable effort just getting the date. It undoubtedly helps to dress conservatively and pay close attention to details. Make sure you made a reservation in advance even if the restaurant does not normally require that, and, please, don't go to a cheap joint. This lady is into quality in all aspects of life, and that includes a potential mate. Don't be flashy, don't show off in any way, and don't give excessive tips. Do, however, remember her last name, anything she ever told you about herself, and what day of the week it is, she really does not like forgetful people.
If dating a 4 lady is challenging, dating a 4 guy can be excruciating. However, if he falls for you, you will have gained a prince, a servant, a protector, and a manager, all in one quick swoop. To get his attention, dress conservatively, practical, and efficiently. A light blouse with a low cut on a cold evening will get every guy excited except a 4, he will simple be perplexed that someone would dress so impractical. Talk about your career and your plans, but keep it practical and realistic. Ask him about his plans, then sit back and feel free to wonder off to la-la-land, it will take some time. He may seem boring, well, actually, he is a bit boring, but he is also warm, loyal, totally trustworthy, dependable, and truly devoted. You can do worse.
Numerology Advice on dating a 5
The most sensuous of all numbers, getting a date with a Life Path 5 lady is not easy. First, you have to beat off all those other guys, then your pickup line will have to be truly original, funny, and respectful, and then, maybe then, you might get a date. But what an opportunity! A first date with a 5 lady is usually memorable and even if there is no follow up, you will treasure the memory. Your challenge is to be not just smart and dynamic, but also unique, open-minded, and tolerant. You must be willing to show your vulnerable side without even the slightest whiff of self-pity. Self-depreciating jokes are particularly appreciated, and if you can show that you don't take yourself too serious, you have a chance of a second date!
A first date with a 5 guy is about as fortunate an event as you can get. However, be very, very careful. He is smooth, funny, apparently harmless, and a wonderful communicator. He will listen to you with all the attention you deserve, show understanding and compassion, sitting across from you with the top buttons of his shirt open and making sure you can see his expensive Italian shoes, and all the while dreaming about ... Well, there is a reason they call the 5 the most sensual of all numbers. So keep your wits together, don't be fooled, and have a great time. He will probably tell you stories about his travels and his adventures, and while they may be a little embellished, chances are he has travelled extensively and had his share of escapades. One thing is for sure, you won't be bored and you won't be lacking attention.
Numerology Advice on dating a 6
The first time you date a Life Path 6 lady, you will probably wonder what it is you are feeling; this sense of security and warmth, like you are in a comfort zone you didn't know existed. That, my friend, is the power of the 6. The tenderness, the sincerity, the hospitality, all these qualities she radiates are real. She is the ultimate seducer, the mother you always wanted, the safety zone that will melt any and all your insecurities. In every man, no matter how old, there is still that young boy, and when you are in the company of a 6 lady, that young boy is happier than a little dog in a big yard. So you want to impress her and get to know her better. Here is what you do. Bring a toddler! (Just kidding.) But she wants to know that you follow your heart more than you mind, that you will sacrifice yourself to help someone less fortunate, that you are not afraid to show your feelings, and most importantly, that you are loyal. The only trouble is, you can't fake any of these qualities because this 6 lady is anything but dumb.
Much of what describes the 6 lady also applies to a 6 guy. His warmth is real, his loyalty is real, and you can take his word to the bank. He is probably a great catch, but there is a dark side; he can be annoyingly subservient and a doormat. If you want to make an impression on him, tell him you want a big family, be a stay-at-home mom, and that you enjoy nothing better than cooking a big meal after driving the kids all over town in your minivan.
Numerology Advice on dating a 7
If, after stalking her for months and leaving messages almost daily, she finally surrenders and decides to leave her laptop alone for a few hours to spend time on a date with you, this Life Path 7 lady will probably outperform you intellectually, make you nervous with her penetrating eyes, and not at all be impressed by your fancy outfit or your fat wallet. A 7 lady is a force to be respected and feared. She looks right through all things artificial, can't be fooled with compliments, and is in constant search of the reality behind the illusions. But you can conquer her heart and win her everlasting love if you have intellectual curiosity, are hungry for knowledge, and write her poems every time you sense you are starting to bore her (which is probably often).
She is not interested in flowers, but take her to a museum and she will hang on your arm and adore everything about you. And if, by some gargantuan effort, you manage to steal her heart, you will know it was all more than worth it.
A first date with a 7 guy can be an adventure of a different kind. First, you will probably find it challenging to keep up with him. When is he serious and when is he joking, when is he making fun of you and when is he offering one of his clumsy compliments. The truth is, all of the above. When he tells you one of his dry jokes he is being serious, because inevitably that joke touches upon something that matters. When he makes fun of you, it is because he likes you, respects you, and is trying to compliment you. And when he is quiet, which is often, there is a lot of activity going on inside his brain.
If you like him, if you appreciate his off-beat demeanor and his eccentricity, you will want to give him space, the freedom not to be part of a conversation, and a love that does not demand excessive shows of affection. His love for you will be as powerful as any person can offer, but it will be a quiet, discreet kind of love.
Numerology Advice on dating an 8
The Life Path number 8 lady is demanding and will take charge of the evening whether you like it or not. Fortunately, you probably will, as long as you don't make it too easy for her. She doesn't much care for pushovers, so feel free to disagree, confront, and stand your ground - for a little while anyway. In the end you will have to surrender and compromise, giving her the upper hand. Showing up with a big bunch of flowers probably won't do much, but give her an expensive bottle of perfume and she will love you for it. She likes practical gifts that keep on giving, not something she has to stuff in the garbage can a week later. She is not particularly romantic, but likes good conversations in a classy environment, with someone who sees the world the way she does; a down-to-earth perspective that does not entirely deny the magic.
An 8 guy is a different story altogether. Like the 8 lady, he is not particularly romantic, however, that is where most similarities end. He needs compliments, likes to be in charge without being questioned, and is happiest sensing himself on a pedestal. There is a pretty good chance he is successful, but even if he is not, it is probably his first priority. If you like a strong, decisive, and authoritive partner, you can't do much better. However, it pretty much requires you to be rather submissive and devoted to his goals and priorities. You have to put yourself in second place. On the other hand, he is not the most subtle person, so if you play it smart, all you have to do is give him the illusion that he is in charge, while in fact, you are guiding and controlling him wherever and whenever you want. That shouldn't be too hard, is it?
Numerology Advice on dating a 9
A first date with a Life Path 9 lady is as predictable as the path of the moon. It goes something like this. You pick her up in your fancy automobile, she opens her own door, makes a slightly derogatory remark about your gas-guzzling pride and glory, looks around the interior of your vehicle for any signs of fast food wrappers or, God forbid, leftovers, then asks you which restaurant you had in mind. And you better mention either a health food joint, or the local soup kitchen where you planned to volunteer for an hour before sitting down with her to eat. You can do that, you got it made. A 9 lady has a social and environmental consciousness and that, my friend, be something you better respect. In most other things she is easy-going, low-maintenance, generous, warm, and can out-lady any socialite when she feels like it. Women with a 9 Life Path often stand out simply by standing; regal, proud, and refined. And what is sexier than that?
Meeting a 9 guy for the first time with romantic expectations is bound to disappoint initially. And yet, chances are good that by the end of the evening you will want a second date. Your first impression probably is that he is opinionated, a brainless do-gooder, and a self-righteous know-it-all. But as the evening progresses, and if you haven't already left, you may also find that he is interesting, worldly, and truly knowledgeable (as in someone who reads the papers and news magazines, as opposed to having been exposed only to sound bites from the idiot box). He cares not about materialistic things and grandstanding is not in his nature. He is, however, conscious and alert, aware of things that escape most other people, and lives to make the world a better place for everyone. He can be a bit annoying when he talks about carbon footprints and healing the planet, but there is no doubting his integrity and devotion. If you want a second date, wear Birkenstocks, a tie-dyed T-shirt, hair in a bun, and a full length skirt. Just kidding. But practical, down-to-earth clothes probably fare better than flashy and hip. And above all, he will not expect you to be as involved with healing the planet as he is, but he does expect you to be genuine and honest.