So, you’re ready to sweep your perfect match off their feet on your first date? Make sure you grab your wits and common-sense on your way out the door, to make sure your first date goes off as expected AND also safely:
Meet in public
Making a three-course candle-lit gourmet meal from scratch at your home might sound romantic and score you a few brownie points, but it’s better to have an audience the first time you meet and it could sound a bit risky. Arrange your first date in a public place. You can do the candle-lit dinner on a later date.
Keep it short and sweet
Rather opt for doing something that is quick and requires less commitment – for example, a drink or cup of coffee. That way if you find the spark just isn’t there in person, you can bow out gracefully. And, if you hit it off, you can always extend your first date from a ‘quickie’ to a dinner or a movie. No lengthy commitment leaves the back door open for either of yo