COSMO EXCLUSIVE: Jacqueline Fernandez Shares Her Idea of the Perfect Date

...and some pretty handy date-night tips.

Q: What's your idea of a perfect date?

"I love a guy who goes out of his way to be creative. From buying me dinner to cooking a meal, or surprising me with flowers or a gift—anything that actually means something or brings back a memory. Making an effort shows that he really cares. It's nice when presents have some meaning. It's not just like, 'Hey, I bought you these earrings 'cause it's Valentine's and I want to get this gift out of the way'. Guys shouldn't worry about the gift being over-the-top, it just needs to be thoughtful."

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"I love cooking and I'd stick to something that I can whip up in half an hour, and still have time to get ready and look good. So keema pulao (because I make it really well) and some really nice salads, a cheese platter, along with a bottle of wine."

Q: What's the best date-night outfit, according to you?

"I would wear something that's comfortable, pretty, and girlie at the same time. Perhaps a comfortable, silky blouse with a long, bohemian skirt. If we're going out and the outfit requires that I wear heels, then I'd put them on, but if we're doing something at home, I'd be in my bedroom slippers.

As far as make-up goes, I'd do a nice, pretty lip. I'd wear my hair down, blow-dried in romantic waves. I'd use a sweet-smelling shampoo, too, and a feminine scent."

(As told to Cosmopolitan India)

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