Also, it's the first and probably the first chance you get to make her go weak in her knees and fall head over heels for you. So, for the perfection of this fairy tale date, you will need some accurate planning. And since you are new to the dating scene, you are going to need some serious advice too.
To state it simply, the starting point of a date is the place where you will want to pick her up from or meet her at. If you are the guy then you will have to pick up the lady from the given location (her place, office or wherever). Women appreciate chivalry and the effort made. Also, it gives you an added advantage in the end (we shall get there later).
Now an important advice for women is to be punctual. As it is you've made him chase you, now he needs a reward. Get ready before he comes to pick you up. Spending time in front of the mirror, while he waits endlessly, is seriously pointless. So, hurry up!
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Women love exclusivity. They dislike places with loud noises and head banging people on first dates. So, an advice for men is to pick a restaurant which wears a serene ambiance.
Book a table in advance (in the day), so that you don't have to wait in the line when you get there. Reserving a table will actually make the date interesting as the time passes by, over some fine wine and delectable food.
If you can't handle spice, but your date wants to gorge on spicy food, explain your problem. There's always a middle path to every problem. There is no point in feeling uncomfortable all evening, by eating something that's too much to handle.
Restrict the consumption of alcohol. Since you are going out for the first time and you are unaware of your date's drinking capacity, stop at one drink. Since you have to drive back, avoid drinking beyond your capacity.
Woman, please stop wearing the 'I am so shy look'. It doesn't work and it spoils the fun too. A common first dating advice, use conversation starters to begin with. Think of things to talk about on the first date, and get to know each others likes and dislikes. If a person is unwilling to give out information, don't press too hard.
The first date conversation topics, will pretty much set the mood for the rest of the evening. Don't ever go on rambling about the frustrations of your life on the first date. Too much whining will make you look like an attention seeker and a loser.
And if you are lucky, she may just invite you for a cup of coffee! Now, if you are still wondering about your first date, then you need to read, what to do on a first date. Your first date is not a competitive exam, and the objective of dating is to have fun and enjoy each other's company. So relax and just be yourself!