Go to a playground that's
not in use and play! Take along a picnic lunch,
baseball, bat, Frisbee or outdoor toys (blowing bubbles
is fun)… Have a great lunch after playtime.
Don't surprise your date with a hatchet movie, meal,
etc. on the first date. They may be allergic to horror
films - and you don't want to 'surprise' a vegetarian
with a dinner at "Harvey's House of Beef."
With a 'surprise' date you could end up with a
teetottler at a wine-tasting, or a lactose-intolerant
date at a cheese fest - you get the picture...
Be honest, don't play games. Avoid even stretching the
truth, the first time you're caught it will destroy your
Be on time. Lateness is inconsiderate (not to mention it
reveals all sorts of things about your personality such
as your passive-aggressive tendencies). If your date is
late, be pleasant, and listen to their reason - it might
Tell yourself you're not nervous, just excited.
If your date compliments you don't just brush it off or
say something rude about yourself, say thank you and do
NOT put yourself down.
concerned about topics of conversation, be sure to read
a newspaper or watch a news program that day so you're
up on world events.
Find out if he has any good platonic female friends.
It's a good sign if they can relate to women…
Keep checking the inside (give the exterior stuff a
rest). If you stay focused on looks you may end up
ignoring or dumping a perfectly fantastic person without
ever really giving them a chance.
Be open -- to your date's ideas about what to do on the
date and express yourself honestly (AND tactfully).
Don't manhandle your date and don't rush sex!
Keep the first date brief. Leave them wishing for more,
not wondering how to escape.
Stay away from someone who only talks about money and
'things' or who boasts - usually signs of deep-seated
Don't talk about marriage and kids and long-term plans
for the two of you on your first dates.
Be clear about the date, time and place...and be on
time! Don't leave things hanging with "I'll call you
later with the details…"
Keep topics light and keep away from controversial
issues on the first date. Also, refrain from using
off-color language or jokes, or making sexual
Try a sporting event neither one of you have ever seen
live: a polo match, professional tennis tournament, golf
tournament, dressage, volleyball, tractor-pull,
sumo-wrestling - whatever you can agree on doing
together that's different.
Collect cocktail napkins or other mementos from all the
places you have been together.
Help solve a problem by writing a letter to together to
the love doctor - "Dr TRuth."
Remember, games can be fun. Monopoly, computer games for
two, card games, and end it all with a game of Twister.
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