1. Wallet, purse, handbag
and money or/and credit cards. It may be
the guy's task to pay but the woman should
not appear empty handed just in case.
2. Condoms for
both men and women. We are living in a
modern age, so modern thinking is required,
whatever your morality and outlook. Stay
3. Mobile or
cellular phone. For women this is an
essential security device as well as an aid to
keeping in contact with your date should
arrangements go awry or the cab is late.
4. A piece of
paper with directions and address of the
restaurant or location you are meeting together
with your date's cellular number if they have
one. That way you won't find yourself in the
embarrassing situation of not knowing where you
5. A sense of
humour. Okay it's not a thing but it is the
one factor that ruins dates more than anything
else, the inability to laugh and enjoy. Going on
a date in a bad mood is not going to make anyone
6. A flower.
A nice touch for a guy to show he has thought
about his date by bringing a single flower that
he has actually gone and purchased rather than
stealing from a local garden.
conditions require it, take an umbrella.
There is nothing worse than spending hours
getting ready, only for a rogue shower to ruin
everything. This is particularly true towards
the end of the evening, so be prepared and do
not allow yourself to feel cold or wet.
Discomfort can ruin everything.
8. Take some
trust and common sense in equal amounts. You
have to trust people from the outset otherwise
you are fooling yourself. Remember that people
are innocent until proven guilty so don't take
along an attitude that your new date is as bad
as your ex until proven otherwise, otherwise
love will elude you. By the same token common
sense will ensure you can spot danger signals
and warning signs in your date and whether you
are or are not indeed compatible.
9. Carry a
small pocket diary and pen, especially the guy.
This will make you look organised and
professional and allows you to arrange a second
date together as well as make a note of his or
her number. Try not to have lots of other
girls/boys names on the pages you are liable to
be writing in.
10. If you are
attending some event, make sure you have the
tickets in advance and that you have them with
you. Trying to gain entry for a concert,
theatre, movie or gig on the day may backfire so
don't leave things to chance and disappointment.
finally, make sure you haven't left your
personality at home either. Whilst first dates
can be quite daunting for many, there is no
excuse for forgetting yourself. So many people
feel overawed by the moment that they suppress
who they are, forget themselves and find
themselves tongue tied. It is as much your date
as theirs so remember that this is quality time
for you to have fun and relax, yes relax. Enjoy
the conversation that flows.