Going out for a milkshake and taking a drive down Sunset Boulevard was deemed acceptable in the 60s whereas now, women expect to be wined, dined and entertained by their dates before even considering a second meet up.
Despite all the changes that we’ve seen in the world, one thing remains firm and steadfast: men absolutely have to practice chivalry for a date to go smoothly.
Mentally file away some key points that were made during the conversation, and bring them up later on.
If you happen to be late through no fault of your own, be sure to be extremely apologetic and make it up to your date by being a charming dinner companion. If it’s a blind date, then perhaps a firm handshake and smile is in order.
Even better than being right on time is arriving a little early. If he’s an acquaintance or a co-worker, a little hug or peck should suffice.
People really appreciate this, so be aware during your date.
[Read: 40 first date questions to get the conversation rolling] #6 Don’t mention old boyfriends or the future.
Although there is still a bias that’s skewed in the man’s favor, there’s no denying that women are playing a more important role in the dating scene.
From initiating the first move to paying for the meal, women are certainly more in control than ever before.
Wearing a tight sweater with a little bit of cleavage or donning a skirt that shows off your legs is fine, but don’t wear anything that suggests you could be heading out clubbing right after. We are all familiar with the saying, “It’s okay to be fashionably late,” but really, it’s not.
Punctuality is a characteristic that most people value and appreciate, so please make the effort to be on time. I suppose it all depends on how well you know this person.
Keep it simple and don’t order the most expensive thing on the menu.
It’ll make you come off as snobby and inconsiderate. Instead of asking for champagne, ask for the house pour or settle for a simple cocktail that you know won’t break the bank. Listening is just as important as contributing to a conversation.
This point is the biggest boo-boo that you could possibly make on a first date. Even if you have fallen completely head over heels for this person, do not even think about these talking points.