updated 08/05/2008 AT 12:00 PM ET
•originally published 08/05/2008 AT 2:10 PM ET
Chace Crawford may be known as Gossip Girl’s heartthrob Nate Archibald, but if that acting thing doesn’t work out, the 23-year-old actor could always try relationship counseling.
In the September issue of the U.K. edition of Glamour magazine, Crawford offers dating tips and love advice in a one-time-only “Dear Chace” column. Here’s a peek at the bachelor’s top tips for the ladies:
On what ‘not to do’ on a first date: “An obnoxious laugh, swearing like a sailor, bad breath, breaking wind, getting blackout drunk, talking about your exes. It’s a long list!”
On being a bit heavy and feeling self-conscious: “Some guys really dig love handles! Your issues seem to be more about you than your boyfriend. It sounds like you should hit the gym, not for your body or your boyfriend, but for your mind.”
On knowing you’ve found your soulmate: “I believe we all have a handful of soulmates. The most important thing to me is someone who makes me laugh. I know that’s cheesy, but really it’s not as complicated as you think.”
On going on a date, thinking it went well but then not hearing from the guy again: “You can’t please everyone. As long as you’re having fun in the meantime, it will happen. I try to get to know the girls I’m attracted to without having an official ‘date.’ I keep it light, become their best friend and hold off on the romance. If you’re friends first, the rest of it happens more naturally.”
Crawford and his Gossip Girl castmates return to television Monday, September 1.