6. Go Out, Don’t Hang Out
Getting out of the house for dates is always a good goal, especially if it’s your first date with somebody. Not only is it safer to hang out in a public place such as a restaurant, cinema or coffee shop, it’s fun to discover new places with someone else. Going out rather than hanging out tells your date that you think they’re special and want to explore the world–not just the tv channels–with them.
If you want to spend some time alone with the person you’re seeing, wait until you’ve had a few dates and have set ground rules for alone time. Even if your date wants to stroll through an empty park or make out in the car, you don’t have to go along with it. Trust your gut, and don’t be afraid to say no and call it a night.