In order to do well on a first date, not only should you do certain things right, but it’s just as important not making the very common first date mistakes that sabotage your opportunity to develop attraction and have chemistry with the woman you are out with and who you find attractive and interesting.
It’s a good idea to compliment a woman once or twice during your first date.
Any more compliments than that, and you will come across as corny and not genuine.
Banter is where sexual attraction and romantic interest begin and grow from.
And if a woman can’t handle this kind of interaction, she must not be smart enough and interesting enough for you to enjoy your company and you are better off finding that out as early as possible, so that both of you don’t waste your time with each other.
You must, must, must not stay at the same venue where you met and sat down.
That spot where you meet and have coffee / snack must be the starting place.
To do well on your first date, you must be INTERESTING to the woman you are out with.
Nodding at every single thing she and repeating “oh, yes, exactly, totally, I completely agree” is a sure way to bore a woman to death.
Surely you shouldn’t stare in a woman’s eyes – especially the one you have never been out before, but making sure that your eyes meet periodically is absolutely necessary to keeping the attention of both of you on each other.
Having a dry, formal conversation with a woman on a date, as if you were talking to an uptight co-worker, is a major turn-off and is a sure way to come across as a boring guy, especially if the girl you are out on a date with is the type who likes and can appreciate sarcasm and dark humor (I consider those women to be the best type).
Why does talking about your / hers dating life is such a turn-off and puts you straight into a friend zone? If she brings it up, give a very general vague response and switch the topic.