Dating tips for 1st date

So, how can you make sure that your first date is the best it can be (even if it turns out to be your only date together)?

Here are some suggestions on what to do and what not to do. Chose the venue carefully If you are doing the choosing, pick somewhere that you know your date will like.

If you feel like you’ve clicked online, then most likely you’ll click in person too; but if not, you know that you gave it a chance and will have no regrets.

Take a leap of faith in your online connection and allow the chance for something truly great to develop.

Filled with awkward pauses, off-limits topics, and the pressure to impress someone you barely know, first dates are tricky.

But there are a few shortcuts to success in this area, according to restaurant manager Talia Berman, whose profession has given her a front-row seat to watching first dates fall short and fly high for years.

Do your homework Meeting for the first time creates enough mystique on its own–make sure you are prepared in as many ways as possible. Has she mentioned a food she wants to try or a neighborhood that she wants to check out? Before you order another round of drinks, make sure she wants the same thing that she's sipping now.

Making friends with your server is an easy way to turn an OK meal into a fantastic one.

Now the most important first date tip to remember is to behave like a lady when you’re with a man who’s making the effort to behave like a gentleman.

And for the other tips you definitely need to know, read on.

Also important: wear something appropriate that makes sense for the location.

Take off your coat or hat, otherwise it will look like you don't plan to stay very long.