Ever got back from a first date so excited thinking, "Wow, that went well! I can't wait to see him again."
However, he never calls to setup the 2nd date. Here is the list of everything you should and should not do on a first date.
Meet at a bar for a drink
Ask Open Ended Questions to get the other person chatting (Ex: Where did you grow up? Where have you traveled to? What is your favorite tv show/book?)
Wear Jeans with a nice shirt, dress shoes for men and heels for women
Pick a location that is close to both you and your date
If you are the man, I would suggest paying the bill
If you are female, I would suggest offering to help pay the bill (Hopefully the man politely declines)
Open the door for a lady, help her with her coat, pull the seat out for her
It IS okay to kiss on the first date
Spinning or any event which will cause a girl to sweat profusely (Good date down the road, not a first date)
Talk about X BF or GF
Longer stories - No one cares! Keep answers to 2-3 sentences. If your date is interested, he or she will ask a follow up question. If no question comes, let's move on to a different topic by asking a question
Wear a scandalous dress - If you dress physical, you will get physical responses. (Of course if that is what you are looking for, please dress accordingly)
Chat about Politics
Check your Phone or worst yet have an active text conversation
Long drawn out stories about medical issues
Invite him/her out on a Friday or Saturday evening
Talk about your job for majority of the date (It is called work and not fun for a reason) Talk about fun things!
Talk about your brother's obsession with smoking/harvesting marijuana (Yes this happened to me) TMI - save your skeletons in the closet for down the road. Once the person likes you, they are more likely to be accepting of minor faults or interesting family members