The Guide to the Perfect Date
  • Posted Feb 12, 2014
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First dates can be awkward. That’s a lot of added  pressure to impress your partner, and it only increases this time of year. Just think, 68% of Valentine’s dates are first dates. So why not just settle with the old booty call this weekend?

 To avoid the solitude of being alone on Valentine’s day, many singles seek a chance for new romance with a first date. Valentine’s Day is for romance. A chance to meet that person who will change your life, or at least the next few months. Plus what girl wouldn’t secretly love having an anniversary on the notoriously most romantic day of the year. Believe it or not, but we’d rather have you remember the day thanks to it being a holiday than forgetting it altogether.

The good people at went into the trenches and interviewed single ladies on their ideal experience to bring you, “The Guide to the Perfect Date”. You can thank us later.


Ace the look

Guys, it only takes 30 seconds for a woman to decide whether or not they are attracted to you, which makes your first impression vital to the success of this daunting, yet highly rewarding venture. We all love a neatly groomed beard, but two out of three women prefer a clean shaven face on the first date. Facial hair aficionados fear not…ladies found beards totally acceptable on the second date. You’ll also want to wear blue if you’re looking to nab a second date. Blue has a soothing effect while exuding intelligence and encouraging communication and trust.

 Get private transportation

You don’t need to bust out the Lincoln, but please skip the subway and offer to drive to the date.  Let’s be honest, not a lot of girls you meet online will take the offer, but that doesn’t mean you should skip the chivalry altogether. Good manners mean opening her door, but keep a “hands-off” approach in the car. Unless you want to be downright creepy.

Keep it sweet and simple

Most how-tos will tell you to think outside the box and create an extravagant date, but they can distract and even inhibit the possibility of building a connection with your date. Avoid competitive and high-energy activities like skydiving or clubbing. Think simple, like a nice dinner or al fresco lunch date. You’ll also want to keep the date under 2 hours since one of three women say they dislike anything longer than that.

CliffNotes during the date:

  •  Don’t call her “hot” or “sexy”. These days, women prefer to be associated with being “unique” and “gorgeous”.
  •  Play it cool. Keep your body language mellow, but engaged.
  • Ask questions. First dates can be daunting. Keep the conversation going by encouraging her to share more.

End on a high-note

Women like to be left wanting more, which is why you should plan for the second date while wrapping up the first. Connected through your love of archaeology? Invite her to visit the Natural History museum next week. Does she appreciate classic slasher films? Offer to treat her to a showing of The Shinning at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery. According to 89 percent of women, if the date ends well, don’t forget to go in for the kiss—on her cheek.

The hardest part is getting the date. Now, you can perfect it!

What are some great first dates that you have been on?


6 Responses to “The Guide to the Perfect Date”

  1. Angela says:

    All personalities and perspectives are welcome on this blog, while personal attacks and name calling are not. It’s inevitable that there will be disagreements, but let’s handle it as mature adults with class to keep the dialog constructive and respectful. Please refer to the “Blog Etiquette” section for more details. Now comment away and let’s enjoy the blog!

  2. Mary says:

    This was a good article.

  3. David says:

    That is good Josh but you should also find out if:
    They intend to bring their sister.
    Their best friend.
    Their old boyfriend.
    Their old girlfriend
    Their pet alligator.
    Their Attorney, may as well get a good start.

    If they intend to have you pay for their dinners for the next week by ordering several take out portions.
    If they want to visit a restaurant that is close to a mall or an Apple Store so they can try to get you to buy them new clothes, shoes or a new computer and perhaps one for their sister, friend, old boyfriend, x-girlfriend or Attorney. Some of these have actually happened to me.

    Look for the descriptions in the profiles that say they love to shop, enjoy fine dining, fast cars or if they are in an open relationship (This one is really good and if you take one of these women out you can’t complain).

    Try to make sure they actually looked at your profile as opposed to fishing for dollars and winking at as many guys as they can to optimize their time and guarantee the best dating salary possible.

    Do I sound calloused? I have had about 25 or so dates and not one has been genuine. I must really know how to pick them. And by the way I am a professional and have been told quite interesting and fun to be with. Many hobbies and interests, and well educated. I am not in this for the sex, I really wanted to meet someone but as I have mentioned before this site is not conducive to long term relationships. It does however allow you to at least have a date or two with a really nice looking woman who just wants your money and could care less about who you are.

    • David says:

      Oh I forgot, pay attention to the name they are using which sometimes says it all:

      Well you get the idea.

  4. David says:

    Yeah Josh I know. But I could not seem to help myself. All the ladies were so attractive and getting out of a long term relationship I was like a kid in a candy store. I knew what was going on but just put up with it in the hope of finding someone special and having company.

  5. David says:

    $250 well that is half price. They should be getting $500, you are getting a bargain.
    Perhaps I am on the wrong side of this site. Maybe I should get paid for a date. I still have most of my hair, not fat and am pretty smart. Maybe I can get $500 for a date. If I work, sorry date, 6 nights a week I should clear $3000 a week tax free. That’s pretty good income for just eating.

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