10 First Date Tips


Plan Ahead

You asked her to dinner, she accepted and now you can relax, right? Not yet -- now the work begins. Dating takes preparation, so you'll need to consider the following before you even head out the door:

  • Does she have dietary concerns or restrictions you should consider when choosing a restaurant?
  • Are you meeting there, or picking her up?
  • Do you have directions to the restaurant?
  • Should you bring cash for parking?

Also, consider that you're new to her, so plan a first date that's intimate, but not too intimate -- a cozy corner table in a restaurant is a better choice than making dinner for her in your home. Save showing off your culinary skills for after the first date, when she knows you're safe and feels comfortable being alone with you.