Disclaimer: I've never actually been on a first date, but I feel like most of these tips are common sense.
Tip 1: Come prepared to split the bill!
We've all seen the endless debates on whether or not a guy should have to pay on the first date. I think that splitting the bill is the best scenario. You can even go as far as saying you're paying for each other. I think that's a cute idea.
Tip 2: Be clear on details beforehand.
Make sure you're both aware and comfortable with the location/activity. Be familiar with dress codes and all so that you don't come over or under dressed. Don't agree to something you aren't 100% doing. Save the whole "stepping out of your comfort zone" thing for later dates.
Tip 3: Be on time.
I understand that things come up, but showing up late on a first date just isn't a good look. Plan your time accordingly. Give yourself enough room for error.
Tip 4: Be yourself!
This is the simplest one, yet most people fail at it. Don't go into the date thinking that you have to a picture of perfection. You don't. You run into issues when you try to put on a front. Why? Because most times you can't keep it up. Go into the date with confidence in who you are. Your personality will speak for itself.
Tip 5: Go with the flow.
I see a lot of questions about kissing, holding hands, and being affectionate in general on the first date. My answer is always the same, PAY ATTENTION TO THE VIBES! They're always there. If it feels right, go for it!
At the end of the day, there really is no right or wrong way to do a first date. Don't overthink and be yourself. As always, stay classy GaGers. See you guys on the threads! ✌ ❤ 😎