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Tips for a perfect date

You're bound to be nervous and confused when going out on your first date with your new found love. Make sure you don't goof up. Follow these simple tips to avoid any faux pas.

sex and relationships Updated: Apr 06, 2010 17:41 IST

CoupleYou have landed a first date and are ready to go. Make sure you don't goof up here and to avoid any faux pas on that day, follow these simple tips, as reported in

Timing is key: First things first, don't leave your date hanging around waiting for you. It will start the date off on a bad footing and may cause tension. If you're going to be late, make sure you let them know well in advance.

Dress to impress: Every girl loves a man who's dressed to impress, so under no circumstances turn up in your work clothes or fancy dress. You may think it's hilarious but we can guarantee your date won't.

Cover up: Women need to be just as careful about their clothing. If you're wearing a low-cut top then cover up your legs, or if you're wearing a high-neck top then wear a skirt and vice versa. As for make-up, there really is no need to smother yourself - the natural look is more appealing all round.

Try something new: When it comes to dining out, if you haven't agreed a restaurant beforehand then it's always a good idea to let the lady choose. It shows you are interested in her choice of dining and are willing to try new things. Also, never go for a beer and a take-away. It would be most womens' idea of hell.

Silent treatment: Another bad habit is that people answer phone calls during conversation. So, the mobile phone should at least be on silent, ideally it should be switched off.

Don't get drunk: Drinking on a first date is fine - dates can be nerve-wracking and it's a good way to relieve tension. That said, the worst thing you could possibly do is to get drunk and make a fool of yourself. It's a fine line to walk, so be careful and know your limits.

Safety all the way: On the way home why not offer to walk your date back to their car, bus or train stop. This shows them that you are enjoying their company and are concerned about their safety.

First Published: Apr 06, 2010 17:28 IST