“Goukon(合コン)”, or group blind date, is where the same numbers of male and female participants get together with the hope to find a partner. What should you do if there is a guy of the type that you like? What are the tips to increase interest from men? This time, we will share the “Tips to impress men” based on an OL’s real experiences in goukon!

Tip 1: Serve alcohol to men! 

“I like to drink, but I refrain myself from drinking during goukon. It is because I am afraid I will lose control of myself if I get drunk,” said A-san. In addition, “Men do not feel bad when is served alcohols. When they finish their glass of drink, I will either offer the menu and place order, or fill up their glasses if the bottle of wine is nearby. The tip is to drink moderately and serve others,” according to her. So, what is important is to “not drink but let’s the men drink”. 

Tip 2: Not extravagant makeup and clothing, but dress up naturally! 

Sometimes, considering that someone of your favorite type may join the goukon, you might tend to overdo your makeup or dress flashily to look nicer. “It’s important not to overdo it. Dress up naturally with no extravagant makeup or fashion styles,” according to A-san. If you overdo it, men may be scared and avoid you. Nonetheless, the crucial rule here is to touch up your makeup before goukon! It is a taboo to go to the gathering after work without any touch up. 

  

Tip 3: Behave sparingly in front of the guy you like!

“It is important to not behave aggressively and show your intention clearly even if there is someone you think is your type and want to talk with him. It will be quite awkward if another girl is having the same target as you, or if you act too aggressively, you may be putting off the guy,’ said A-san. Act as if you do not care but at the same time get his number and contact him individually. In this case, the possibility is higher. To impress the guy, it is important to create certain distance! 

 

Rule 4: Treat all the same even if he is not your type! 

Sometimes due to the seat arrangement, you may be seated together with guys not of your favorite type. At such time, it is important to not act as if it is boring, according to A-san. “Treat all men the same. Taking this chance, you can appeal your good personality and increase the interest from others. This is a taboo to not talk just because he is boring or not your type.” The first step to impress is to treat all men the same.