Heal your heart first, and then jump back into the dating pool when you’re ready. The first date is when you’ll learn a lot of new things about your potential partner.Take the time to really listen to what he or she is saying.Before you start planning your future, you’ll need to master a few basics.“Every successful date requires at least some pre-date planning and preparation.
” says Charlie Valentino in The first date is not an appropriate time to talk incessantly about past loves.The Date From Hell), Wherever you have a date, the worst thing you can do is act like a total d-bag to the staff.Not only does it make for a 10/10 uncomfortable atmos, but it shows you up to be a mega a-hole.“Unfortunately, I’ve seen lots of bad advice about turning up late on dates to show how much in demand you are.All that this will communicate is how inconsiderate you are and that you’re unable to manage your time properly.If you show up late, it will send the message that you just don’t care.Reduce your chances of a late arrival by departing earlier than usual.Dunno about you, but someone ordering waiting staff around like a military general instantly makes my vagina seal up. Are you actually listening to a word I'm saying because it looks like you're scrolling through your mate's dog's Instagram? My worst is when they have their phone on the table, right there in between you, like it's on the sodding date too. Refrain from blathering on about them though, it makes people feel weird and on edge.If you chomp on about how awful your ex was, it screams NOT OVER IT. It's an instant boner killer when your date doesn't even pretend to make a grab for their wallet when the bill comes.Being late signals you're not that arsed and actually value your own time more than someone else's. Ever been sat across the table from a date who keeps checking themselves out in their knife's reflection? Taking care of your appearance is one thing, but self-obsession is another so find the balance FFS. There's a number of dudes out there who will either try to mansplain your own career to you, or patronisingly offer advice for your life in general.As a straight woman, I've had men do this to me SO. To avoid royally peeing off your date, keep your unwanted advice to yourself, ta.