NEW YORK (AP) _ Need some dating tips? Ask Usher. The R&B singer, who is starring in his first lead role in ``In the Mix,'' shared his secrets with Time magazine.
``Women love compliments, you know what I mean? Buy her a drink,'' he said. ``Talk to her about whatever it is that she wants to talk about. As long as you keep her laughing, you got it.''
The film features the 27-year-old musician as Darrell, a playboy New York City disc jockey who finds himself in an interracial relationship with co-star Emmanuelle Chriqui.
Usher, whose 2004 ``Confessions'' had huge critical and commercial success, isn't the only musician with a movie these days. Rapper 50 Cent has his own movie, too. Both show the stars baring some skin. But does Usher think he's the better man?
``I'm a smaller guy. 50's got the arms, I got the abs,'' he says.