Hey guys. My name is Shallon and I'm here to help you with all the questions you might have about love, lust, romance, and everything in between. For more, visit me on twitter @downtownshallon or be sure to check out my website shallononline.com. Now boys, I know that first dates can be incredibly nerve racking, but think of girls like spiders. They're more afraid of you than you are of them. But still. you can take several key steps to make sure that your first date is awesome. Number one: take some time to dress nice. The worst date I ever went on is when I showed up wearing a super cute dress like this one and the guy was literally in a track suit. Like he'd just come from the gym. And he was slouched down in his chair with his legs open. Sit up in you chair. Sit up straight. A girl is definitely taking her time to look nice. You should do the same. This means doing your hair. Putting on a clean, wrinkle free shirt, I know, what a concept. And a few spritz off cologne. No more than two. Cause girls love the way you smell and not enough boys wear cologne but you can bet that she's gonna have a little bit of perfume on. Always, always open doors. Girls notice your manners way more than they're gonna notice whether or not you have on the coolest shoes. One of the best boyfriends I ever had was also the most polite. He would stand up when I would get up and leave the table. He would open doors. And you know what else he would do boys, he would always pay for the date. I know, the girl's gonna do the polite reach, 'oh, can I give you some money', you say no. This is a trap. You say no. You're taking a woman out. And dating is just like anything else. You have to be able to afford it to do it. This doesn't mean that you have to be super rich to date a girl. There are plenty of things you can do that are low budget, or free. You can have a picnic and go for a walk on the beach. You can just watch a movie at your house. There's a lot of things you can do that don't require a ton of money. But, one thing you do have to have for a first date is a plan. Real men make plans. There's nothing worse than a guy showing up and being like, 'so what do you want to do tonight, where do you wanna go?'. You're a man. make a plan. It doesn't have to be super extravagant and over the top. It can be something as mellow as having a picnic and going on a walk. But if you put a little bit of thought into it, the girl will know that you're actually serious.