What are Good Manners for a First Date?

(Online Dating News Blog – The Answer Box)

Question: What are good manners for a first date?

1. Shower, brush your teeth, and look/smell good.

2. Arrive early to your destination so that you are not late.

3. If you’re a man, open the door for the lady when the opportunity arises.

4. If you’re a man, offer to pay for the date. If the lady prefers to go dutch, don’t argue.

5. Don’t cross your arms – it signals boredom.

6. Look your date in the eyes when talking and listening.

7. Study your date’s profile and emails (if you met online) in advance so that you can cover topics of interest to him/her during your conversation.

8. Don’t drink alcohol on the first date.

9. Compliment your date, but no more than 2-3 times the entire date.

10. Turn off your cell phone for the duration of the date.

11. Ladies – if you enjoyed the date, let the man know it before you part ways.

12. Men – if you enjoyed the date, ask the lady on a second date. Don’t play the game of “waiting 2-3 days” before calling).

The Answer Box
The Answer Box provides concise and informative answers to your dating questions. If you have a question, submit it to answerbox@onlinedatingnewsblog.com. Then look for the answer right here!

Related Articles:

If you enjoyed this post, please consider leaving a comment or subscribing to the RSS feed to have future articles delivered to your feed reader.


  1. Thanks for sharing the good manners for the first date. Also when you share the happy moments with your date, make sure you speak in a positive manner and avoid topics related to sex, politics or religion.

  2. Excellent advice, these tips should be mandatory reading for all teens before they venture into the dating world. It would save many bad dates from happening.

  3. You are invited to go back to his house. He immediately says, help yourself to anything you like, then sneaks into another room and logs onto a computer to check email.


Speak Your Mind