First Date Tips
Be kind and considerate: treat your date as you would hope to be treated yourself.
Choose the location carefully. You should: meet in public, be able to make your excuses if it really doesn't work out and reflect a common interest.
Be prepared: avoid any awkward silences by thinking of conversation topics and open questions in advance.
Put away that Blackberry! What could be more of a turn off than someone who is constantly texting their friends during a date?
Leave your emotional baggage at home. Unless a past relationship was so wild that it was made into a Fox mini-TV series, don't bore your date.
Be funny but not goofy. Show that you have a sense of humor about life in general and the funny situations that erupt.
Turn off your phone or put it on vibrate. If you text, you're saying that you're disinterested.
For men, be masculine. Be socially confident, take the lead, be emotionally strong and respectful to both yourself and others.
Don't take things for granted, be a bit challenging and unpredictable. Building anticipation also helps.
Don't put the other person on a pedestal. Be yourself and be comfortable and recognize the date isn't an interview where you're trying to impress.