How To Impress Me: Emily Hartridge

The YouTube sensation shares her dating tips

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TV presenter Emily Hartridge started her career by inventing her own weekly YouTube show.

Called '10 Reasons Why...', the homemade videos cover topics ranging from 'Why Dogs Are Better Than Men' to 'Why You Should Get Drunk', quickly earning her an army of online followers (90,000 and counting), a role as the Daily Mail's go-to 'internet sensation' and the advances of Russell Brand (she turned him down).

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Here, she shares her thoughts on men's fashion, internet dating and how to impress her should you ever get the chance. Just whatever you do, don't try and lie about your height...


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The first thing I notice about a man is always his shoes. I think you can tell a lot about someone by what they put on their feet. Nothing really pointy, thanks. Nothing Crocodile Dundee would wear.


I actually think a good pair of jeans and a t-shirt are sexier on a man than a suit.

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Being really arrogant is the wrong way to go about approaching me. I’d rather a guy was a bit shy.


That said, a free Jägerbomb to break the ice is always appreciated...


I’m sarcastic 99% of the time, so if a man’s not the same, it’s not going to work between us. They’d just think I was abusing them all the time.


I like it when men make eye contact with you across a crowded room. Although recently I approached someone because we’d been staring at each other all night, and it turned out he was with his girlfriend. I left pretty quickly.


You can over do chatting online or in text before you meet up with someone. It’s dangerous to build each other up too much.


My ideal date? Something fun, something different. Once I ended up in a casino. That’s how you know a date has gone well: you meet up at six, then find yourself gambling together at two in the morning.


​That said, you can have fun in McDonald’s if you’re with someone you like enough. What? Sometimes I just crave a filet-o-fish.


​I like horror movies, not romantic movies.


A lot of guys lie about their height and add a couple of inches. 5’11” is not 6 foot. You can’t pretend you’re taller than you are.


I’m pro-Tinder for fun, but I’ve never been on a date through it. There are more hot girls than hot guys on there that’s for sure.


I feel uncomfortable around men who don’t drink. I dated one once, and after a couple of wines I became very aware I was finding things funny that perhaps weren’t that funny.


Any woman who says she doesn’t like being surprised with the odd gift is full of bullshit.


I want to have a family eventually.  But you can’t place an age on it, can you?


I’m not attracted to lazy men, who lack ambition. There’s nothing sexier than someone being passionate about what they do.


Follow Emily on Twitter.


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