A first date can be nerve-wracking. You spend too much time deciding what to wear and thinking of intelligent things to say; ultimately, you want to make a good impression. Don’t ruin it by getting drunk, being late or talking about past relationships.
Make sure that you choose your meal carefully. This means avoiding messy foods, but also eating normally. Don’t order ribs, unless you want to embarrass yourself with sauce all over your face; and if you do order the garden salad, don’t be too shy to actually eat it.
Dress for the occasion, research the restaurant you’re going to and wear the appropriate attire. Make sure you shower before your date, don’t overshare about your personal life, and whatever you do, do not show up late.
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