First impressions matter, yes, but so does comfort. Pick an outfit that makes you feel great, look great, doesn’t reveal too much and is age-appropriate. But while you’re on the date, show off your social etiquette skills.) 4. Your friends and Twitter followers are not invited on the date. You’ll have plenty of time in the future to figure out gender-role stuff if you develop a relationship. Show up on time, be polite to the waitstaff, and give your date your undivided attention. If you don’t hit it off, you don’t have to date him again. Don’t play games.) Remember that he’s likely nervous and is trying to figure out first-date rules, too.
Your date is there to spend time with you, not your friend.
If all goes well, you will have plenty of time to introduce him/her to your friends later on.
You’re trying to make a good first impression and the last thing you want to do is end up falling all over the place because you drank too much. Unless you want to completely scare your date away, don’t talk about your crazy ex or how you are still great friends with him or her.
You are there to get to know your date, not talk about someone from your past.
This isn’t an arranged marriage; you’ll have second and third dates to share more.
A glass of wine is fine, but try to get to know each other sober.
You may have put on some nice clothes, but if you don’t wash your hair, clean up your beard and cleanse your skin, you’re likely to stink and possibly ruin your date for good.
Having two sets of eyes and ears on your potential mate and relieving any anxiety that you may have may seem like a good idea, but no one wants to go on a date with a chaperone.
(Note: If you offer to split the bill, be prepared to actually split the bill.
Hemming and hawing all night — “I don’t know, what do you think?
You spend too much time deciding what to wear and thinking of intelligent things to say; ultimately, you want to make a good impression.