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Every now and then, someone special comes along. For some, this moment only happens once in a lifetime. When a special person enters your life, it’s natural to want to do everything you can to ensure they never leave. Because when someone amazing brings joy to your life, you shouldn’t want to let that feeling go!

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If you’ve got your sights set on someone new or you’re still just as in love as the day you said ‘I do,’ there are plenty of ways you can impress that special someone. Impressing someone doesn’t always have to be a grand gesture—sometimes it’s the most thoughtful approach that makes the biggest and best impact.

Below we’ll go over some of the best ways to impress someone so that they’ll never forget you.

5 ways to impress the special person in your life

1. Be chivalrous

Impress someone 1Good manners go a long way. Great manners go even further. If you’re hoping to impress someone, don’t forget the golden rule: Treat others as you would want to be treated. Then, go the extra mile. Even if it seems simple to you, a chivalrous act such as opening the door for someone or telling them how nice they look can really impact their opinion of you. Everyone loves to be complimented, but just be sure you’re dishing compliments genuinely. Fake manners will not work.

2. Treat them to a meal

Impress someone 2In case you haven’t heard, the way to someone’s heart is through the stomach. Whether that means you whip up a tasty meal at home for the two of you or you book reservations at the finest restaurant in town is up to you—either way, a thoughtful, nice meal will surely impress that special someone. Plus, have you ever seen someone frowning while eating filet mignon? Didn’t think so.

3. Go on a romantic stroll

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It doesn’t have to be a long walk on the beach, but if you have time to go on any sort of walk, you should. A romantic walk doesn’t have to be anything special—the romantic part comes naturally when the walk is an intentional move to get to know someone. When you’re on a simple stroll, you are able to chat and connect with one another, ultimately helping your chances of impressing that special someone. People want time carved out for them, and knowing that you set up a nice walk for the two of you will surely be impressive. If you want to raise the stakes a bit, might we suggest packing a picnic to enjoy?

4. Do something new together

Impress someone 3“Choose an activity in which neither of you is an expert,” Susan Winter, relationship expert,” tells Bustle. “If you were a competitive tennis player in college, don’t take your date out to the court and humiliate him or her with struggling to volley your fastball back over the net. Outshining your date maybe ego tempting, but it’ll backfire in sparking a romance. Making your date uncomfortable isn’t the goal. Having fun is the goal.”

5. Woo them with your dance moves

Impress someone 4There’s just something so attractive about a person who can dance. And you can be that person with just a few private dance lessons! Sweep your woman off her feet with suave stylings, and she’ll be under your love spell for a while. Not sure how to get started? Check out these top 5 dance classes for beginners, and let AMNJ’s expert instructors help you become a more rhythmically inclined you. You’ll not only become a better dancer, but you’ll inevitably boost your confidence and charisma in the process, which will help you impress that special someone for moments to come.


Impressing that special someone isn’t always easy, but with these ideas, hopefully it’ll be a breeze. And you can get started ASAP. Grab a free first dance lesson here to start your dancing journey—you’ll be impressive in no time.

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Sarah has been with Arthur Murray Dance Studios since 2001. She started as a Certified Professional Instructor and went through the Arthur Murray ranks winning many performance awards throughout the years. She eventually opened her own studio with her husband in Ridgewood, New Jersey. Since then, she and her husband have added 5 more studios to their family, the Denville NJ, Roxbury NJ, Chatham NJ, and Morristown NJ and Bucharest Romania locations. She loves being a part of Arthur Murray and transforming people’s lives through the process of learning to dance!