And for the men, any conversations you may have had with the other person prior to the date might not really be indicative of what actually shows up.
So now let’s assume that the date is all planned, at least in terms of where you are going to meet as it may be a good idea to arrive separately.
And for night dates, restaurants are great, but try to avoid popular chain restaurants because that’s just cheesy.
Movies are also no good because you can’t even talk to your date (who you JUST met) so you may as well have gone by yourself. Contrary to popular opinion, chivalry is not dead, and your date will probably want to pick you up.
Although you may have a friend who knows the date personally, that is not an insurance as to his “dating character.” Therefore, it is important to exercise caution.