And since you're looking for a mate, never keep dating a girl simply for companionship or sex. Don't e-mail her or leave a message more than once before receiving a response (and no drunk-dialing).
Cut your losses the minute you know she's not "the one" (don't worry, she's out there). If she doesn't call you back, she's not interested—it's really that simple.
Also, don't talk about settling down and having babies on the first date.
Let her be the one to dictate the pace at which the relationship moves. Don't overdose on her, and don't forget about your friends—no matter how much you're into her.
If a woman suggests doing something on your monthly poker night, let her know you can't make it because you're hanging out with the boys.
She'll see that you're anything but desperate, and this sets a tone for the future when you won't want to spend every single waking minute with her.
But despite his bad glasses, big nose, and stuttering speech, he has no problem scoring.
Sure, it's only a movie—and you know he's the writer—but it's believable because he's always himself, without apologies.
Whether it's confidence or self-assuredness—whatever you call it—nearly 80% of the 1,800 women we recently surveyed identified it as the sexiest trait a man can possess.
Now, in real life, Woody went on to marry his daughter, and while we wouldn't recommend that to anyone—not even the biggest losers—it does show that being the man you really are is truly the easiest way to get the woman you want.
THE BOTTOM LINE: When it comes to dating, always resist the temptation to change.
Instead, intensify your personality: If you're shy, take a book to the bar; if you're the life of the party, initiate the body shots; if you're a one-woman guy, keep holding out for that long-term relationship.