Offering to cover the costs or split the bill shows you’re considerate and generous and lets your date know you’ve had a good time.
If your date does pick up the tab, make sure you insist on footing the bill on the next date, or at least buying a post-date round of drinks.
And then there's the terror of impending date doooom...
Run through these tips (slowly, over and over again while breathing) and CTFO.
A key bit of dating advice here – preparation is an absolute must.
Knowing even just a little bit about your date beforehand will give you all the conversation starters you’ll need to keep those awkward silences at bay.
If you’re not having a good time or something doesn’t feel quite right, cut your losses and call it a night – there are plenty more singles out there who cannot wait to meet you!
For more advice head back to our dating section, or read more of our dating blogs! Forget ‘fashionably late’ – arrive five-minutes early, do a recon and get the good seats. Your date doesn’t want to grow old waiting for you to show up. Even if you’re feeling first-date nerves, don't be anyone other than… No one wants to hear about the fun times you had with them or how they broke your heart. Don’t talk about your ex, whether it’s in a good way or bad. Don’t obsess over that weird nerve-induced thing you blurted out (e.g.