The first date can be an exciting, anxious, exhilarating, and nerve-wracking experience for men. You definitely want to make a great first impression, and with proper planning, you definitely will on today’s guide.

Here are the best first date tips 

Take the time to plan the date

When you’re first getting to know each other, you might not know what you want to do. Asking her what she wants to do and her asking her what you want to do is the worst thing that can happen. It will make you appear indecisive, which is a big turn-off to the late. 

So grab the bull by the horns, and you plan the day after you’ve done a little recognizance through a couple of conversations. We don’t suggest going to a movie or loud concert. This is the first time with the young lady you want it to be quiet enough to hear each other talking.

When planning the date don’t be cheap. 

If you can’t afford to go somewhere reasonably lovely, wait until the next paycheck. We are not telling you you need to go all out on some extravagant fancy dinner but please no penny-pinching and coupons on the first date. 

Make an effort on that first date to be stylish. 

You need not overdo things. You need to wear something that’s a good representation of your style. If you’re not a suit-and-tie guy, don’t wear a suit and tie, and if you’re not the street-wear guy, don’t try to be too hip either.

Let’s talk about that cologne if you wear any.

The problem with Cologne on the first date is firstly, and you don’t know if she’s allergic to it, if she likes it, or if your signature scent is too overpowering. It’s recommended you wear a subtle scent. 

Please be on time 

Being on time means being five minutes early. It’s okay if she’s fascinatingly late; after all, she’s a lady, and it takes time to get dressed. But, you’re the gentleman; hence, make sure you’re there on time. This will show that you’re a man who values time and, more importantly, others’ time, including your first date.

Last but not Least: Extra Tips

Do not spend time bashing your ex-girlfriend. Avoid the topic at all, no matter how bad your last relationship went. Even if it was all her fault, you’re still talking about another woman’s bad qualities, which is terrible. It’s going to be a red flag to your first date. She will end up thinking if things don’t work out between you two, “will he talk down on me like this?”