There’s a reason watching them on the TV has become the nation’s favourite pastime, and that’s because first dates are universally awkward.
Seeing as we’re all naturally bad at ‘the game’, we’ve rounded up the top commandments for keeping a date on course for success (or at least making it to the end of it without getting a slap).
Ask anyone if they’ve partaken in minor online stalking ahead of a first meeting and around half will probably say yes (the other half are just fibbing). Instead of being ashamed, use this to your advantage.
A cursory scan of social media can help with date suggestions; for example, if the other person is a loud and proud vegan, perhaps don’t suggest Nando’s (actually, don’t suggest Nando’s ever).