I know you're married with kids and settled now, but what's the craziest thing you've done in the past to impress a girl?
It turned out that my brother had copied out the entire Things Fall Apart by hand to impress girls.
She was the girl to impress at Wellesley—and we were all in awe of her.
late 14c., "have a strong effect on the mind or heart," from Latin impressus, past participle of imprimere "press into or upon, stamp," from assimilated form of in- "into, in, on, upon" (see in- (2)) + premere "to press" (see press (v.1)). Literal sense of "to apply with pressure, make a permanent image in, indent, imprint" is from early 15c. in English. Sense of "to levy for military service" is from 1590s, a meaning more from press (v.2). Related: Impressed; impressing.
"act of impressing," also "characteristic mark," 1590s, from impress (v.).