6. Take her out for Thai.
If you really want to get her pulse racing, take her out for spicy food. Dishes with a kick, such as those with curry or hot peppers, increase blood flow—as she heats up, she’ll associate the rush from the food with spending time with you. There’s also something else at play before she even takes the first bite. “Spicy foods spark feelings of danger,” says Reiman, “and a slight sense of fear can give her a small shot of adrenaline and build excitement.” Recommend she try a spiced-up entrée and order a hot dipping sauce with an appetizer that you two can share.
7. Make fun of yourself.
Women love to laugh and always rate a sense of humor at the top of their list, so show her you’re easy going by telling a story that highlights a goofy or clumsy moment. Talk about your first time bungee jumping or parasailing, including the part about the rope smacking you in the face or how you stumbled through the landing. “Stories with slight self-deprecation show her that you’re comfortable in your own skin and resilient enough to pull out of problematic scenarios with a positive attitude,” Reiman says.