At this point in life, you’ve hopefully been on a few dates. A few bad dates, to be more specific. Let us go over the best ways to make your next date a smashing success.
There are a couple phone calls that need to be made prior to the date, preferably the day before. The first one is to her, confirming times and making sure she’s still up for it. This is also the time to make sure she doesn’t have any qualms or allergies with the cuisine. Always have a phone call before meeting someone, it can help you decide whether you really want to take her out.
The next call is to the restaurant making a reservation. Don’t show up without one, even if the place is empty, she’ll feel good knowing you took the initiative to prepare for your date. Finally, call or text anyone who might decide to blow up your phone during the date, and kindly ask them not to. You don’t want her to be on her phone, so try to stay off yours.
Nothing says you don’t care like arriving more than 15 minutes late to a date. I suggest arriving early, and sitting at the bar to wait for her. That way, you get a head start on drinking so you’re loose, and you can text her saying “I’m the devilishly handsome man in the black shirt at the bar.”
Make sure to stop and get some cash, so if the credit card machine goes down or the street vendor doesn’t accept Amex then you’re covered. It’s always nice to have a little extra on hand if you want to throw her a token of your appreciation, or if you leave your card at the bar on accident and need to pay the cabbie.
The best advice you can take on a date is to be disassociated from the outcome. This date doesn’t mean anything until it does. Go in with zero expectations, that way you won’t set yourself up for disappointment. Never go into the date with the expectation of sex. With that said…
It’s probably not going to happen on a first date, but if this is a few dates in you surely want to have a little protection handy. Sometimes men who have been out of the game for a while forget this little lifesaver. It makes for a much less awkward chat when the moment arises if you have one, or even better, paves the way for no talking about it at all.
Look in the mirror, shave your face, iron your shirt, and brush your teeth. This is the final step in turning a date into an arrangement. Dress for the occasion, and be someone she’s proud to be seen with.