Updated 18 September 2015

Prevent a first-date fiasco

Tonight’s the night. That all-important date looms and you really would like it to lead to a second date. But how?


There's only one day on the calendar given over to romance – St Valentine's Day.

Take action:

 - Be on time – there is nothing that scuttles a date quite like making your date wait for you

- Make sure you are dressed correctly for the place you're going to

- It's always reassuring to phone and confirm – this way your date also can’t pretend to have forgotten'

- Make sure that your car is clean, in good working order and full of petrol for the evening

- Take enough cash – restaurant dinners can be expensive

- Ask about the other person and listen carefully to what they say

- Don't forget the wonderful role humour can play in lightening the mood of the evening

- Don't discuss previous partners.

Read more:

10 don'ts for Valentine's Day


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