Ignore the cover photo! Kissing her hand on the first date is just creepy and weird. Don't do that. Anywho, if you're tired of spending many nights alone, below are five first date tips you should know.
1. Clean your vehicle
This one should be obvious. Clean your car before the date, inside and out. Unless you’ve been living in your mom’s basement all this time, I don’t think I need to supply you with a step-by-step guide on how to do this. Also, buy an air freshener if you don't already have one. It’s never cool when your date thinks you live in your car.
If you’re 18+ and don’t already own a vehicle, you should focus on saving money to buy one rather than going on dates. No grown woman wants a man who doesn’t own a vehicle.
2. Leave phone on table
If you dine in at a restaurant, silence your phone and place it face down near the edge of the table. Now you probably have heard that some women find a phone on the table to be offensive. But if you place the phone face down and don’t check it, it won’t be a problem.
When you need to use the restroom, make sure to leave your phone where it is. This little move will help build trust and doesn't make her think you are leaving to call or text another girl, or blab to your mom.
3. Keep an eye on her drink
Also at a restaurant, or bar or wherever else they are serving you drinks, while eating or just chitchatting, keep an eye on her drink. And no, I don’t mean so you can slip a roofie in it. Every time you see her drink get near half, have the waiter refill it. It helps to show that you’re attentive and caring.
Caution: If it's an alcoholic drink, check with her first. Otherwise, she may think you're just trying to get her drunk to increase your chances of getting lucky.
4. Be nice to the staff
At a restaurant, bar or any other establishment that personally serves customers, be super nice to the staff, regardless of the service. If you’re nice to her but not nice to the staff, she’s going to think that you’re really not a nice person and are only nice to her so you can get something in return (sex).
And if you really are an asshole, it’s almost certain she’s going to realize that once your euphoric attraction to her wears off, she'll be at the receiving end of your douchebaggery. You can forget about a second date.
5. Bring up second date
Bring up the topic of the second date. You don’t want to go home with the uncertainty of a second date occurring. At some point towards the end of the date, mention an upcoming event that you’re looking forward to: a concert, a basketball game, a street-fair. A fun event that will take place in the near future. Then, invite her: “Hey, I’m really enjoying our time together. I’d like to see you again. I’m going to [insert fun event] next week, and it’d be great if you came too. I think you’d really enjoy it.” It’s a good approach that establishes that you have a life, and are not just some loser, and that the fun event would be even more fun if she were there with you.