A first date is loaded with expectancy – will she/he like me and will I like them?
Is this person going to be the “One” or will I want to run for the hills before the starter?
Will I do or say the right thing or will I totally embarrass myself?
Will we get physical and if so, will there be any chemistry between us?
Equally, don’t get too emotionally involved too quickly.The advantage of keeping the first date short and simple is that if you don’t like each other, you haven’t got to make it through a seven-course meal together.If you do like each other, you can either extend the date, or plan a longer one for next time. Try and avoid very noisy places (where you can’t hear each other), cinemas (where you can’t talk), sporting events (unless you know for a fact that they are interested), or your home (because it could be risky if you don’t know them). Make an effort with your appearance - but not so much of an effort that your date wouldn’t recognise you if they bumped into you in the street the next day.So, how can you make sure that your first date is the best it can be (even if it turns out to be your only date together)?Here are some suggestions on what to do and what not to do. Chose the venue carefully If you are doing the choosing, pick somewhere that you know your date will like.