So we've got the "do"s taken care of - how about some DON'Ts? Depending on timing, these could end up being even more important:
DON'T show up with a reality tv crew in tow. Be a bit classier than that! Show up with a documentary crew, helmed by Werner Herzog.
DON'T narrate the various events of the date out loud as they unfold. Werner will take care of that himself in post-production. The only point to hiring professionals is to let them do their job.
DON'T wear one of those shirts with the padded pectorals. If things do go well, there's going to be no good way to soften the letdown.
DON'T go on and on about how large your dick is. Same reason.
DON'T listen to the advice of others. Trust your mind.
Dang. Ran out. Can't think of another don't. See is, the thing is, I've only made a few mistakes on dates ever. I just don't have many don'ts to share!
Anyway, I feel like a lot of you folks have a real good handle on these things. Trust in your confidence, here. Take a leap of belief in yourself, and be open to surprises! Now we're getting more back into "do" territory, I realize - but in the big scheme that's probably the plan, right?