When trying to hook up with someone, it is normal for us to get nervous, and even resort to doing crazy things. But when we are trying to impress someone, which is more advisable? To be ourselves or put up an act?
Putting up an act
Some people would argue that they are not really putting up an act. They are just simply "putting their best foot forward." Perhaps there might be some truth to this. But the thing is, it’s hard to keep it up for a long time. And by always putting your best foot forward, you either intentionally or unintentionally hide your character flaws.
Don Diebel, a singles expert says that to be fair your would-be date, you should just "be yourself"
Why be yourself?
Consider this scenario:
When you’re out on a date with a girl you really like, you try to impress her and get her to like you by being very attentive, caring, romantic, funny, witty, etc.
You keep this up until she’s really into you. After you’ve been dating for a while, your "true self" shines through. Since you are no longer trying to impress your girl and no longer trying to win her over, you are no longer attentive, caring, romantic, funny, witty, and all that. This is very unfair to the girl you are dating.
Why? Because you made her fall for the guy you were pretending to be – the guy that’s not who you really are. You risk losing the girl you worked so hard to win over.