During this process, there are some important guidelines you should remember: They should feel like they are the only person in the room. Do not use a date as an excuse for general partying.
Always be courteous and complimentary. Your date has made an effort to look nice for you, and your negative opinions and comments are unwelcome at this stage. Never ogle your date. This will turn a woman off faster than almost anything else. Standing someone up is not acceptable, and it shows contempt for your prospective date by wasting their time.
That kind of arrogance is detestable. Always be on time, and never keep your date waiting. If your transportation is unreliable, plan ahead and leave early so you can be there when the other person arrives. Being late shows a lack of respect for your date and illustrates how disorganized you are.
Never be flashy or extravagant. Smoking excessively during a date is bad form, unless your partner also enjoys chain-smoking. In general, smoking in a restaurant will do nothing for your image and shows crass disregard for others. Arrogance makes most people feel uncomfortable, so avoid it at all costs.
Never argue or be rude to others during your date — it simply is unacceptable. Listening shows interest and the ability to compromise. If your idea of a date is talking about yourself and your opinions all night, then do the world a favour and stay at home alone. In this day and age, there is absolutely no excuse for looking shabby. Dressing poorly shows laziness and will do nothing to make you look good.
Furthermore, it shows a lack of respect for your date, who has more than likely made an effort to dress nicely.
Never swear or use bad language. It will make you sound like an idiot. If you want to find the person of your dreams, you must treat them with respect. Your partner is human and, like you, deserves to always to be treated with respect. Rudeness is not allowed. Never tell lies on a date to get someone into bed or to try to make yourself sound good. You will be found out, and then you will be rejected.
Tell the truth, or avoid a subject if necessary. Make sure your date feels comfortable at all times, and never do anything that might make them uncomfortable. Also, a man should always make sure his date gets home safely in a cab or by other means.
Never try to sleep with someone on the first date. If you sleep together too early, chances are it will be over before it began. Be as entertaining and witty as possible, and never rely on getting drunk as a fall-back plan. Drinking too much on a date shows that you have no respect for your partner and makes a mockery of the whole situation.