The first date is something that every man sweats about, especially if it's with someone special. You'll want to show her a good time and to give her a good impression of yourself. Now this is all well and good, but you also need to realize that it's quite easy to overdo it when you're that eager to please.
Unfortunately there are no hard and fast rules to follow on a first date. There are however a few dating tips you can follow to help you get through it. Hopefully these tips will help open the door to more dates.
To start it off, the most obvious thing to do on the first date is to pay for it. Most men should know this already, but a reminder doesn't hurt. If she's the kind of woman who's into equality and if she's going to insist on paying for it, don't fight with her. Instead, offer a compromise and go halves on the bill. This way you get to keep your dignity in tact. You also avoid having a needless fight on the very first date.
On your first date it is also important for you to be a gentleman. Just remember to avoid being an extremist about it because you might just end up looking like a fool. Throughout the date you should also try to compliment her. From when you first meet her, through dinner and till you leave her at her doorstep. Examples of things to say would be to compliment her on her hair or how nice she smells. If she's had something done up like a manicure compliment her about that. Women like getting appreciated for their efforts. Again, remember not to over do it or she will become overly suspicious.
One of the dating tips that everyone needs to remember, is that a guy who is trying to hard is also a guy who will fail to impress. You have to remember that the idea of a date is not just to show that special woman a good time, but to have a good time yourself. If you're just going to stress about making things perfect throughout the date then you won't be able to enjoy yourself. This in turn will have you associating your date as a rather stressful. And after all that effort to ask her out and to try to get the perfect first date, you'll end up not liking her anyway. You don't want that happening now do you?
At the end of the day dating tips are just that, tips and some reminders on what you need to do, and what you need to avoid. So the most important thing to remember for a first date is so go out, impress her and have a jolly good time!