#018 Keep expectations low.
Nothing quite ruins a possibly good date than expecting to be dining with the classy George Clooney and finding out you're snacking with Danny DeVito (sorry Danny). Your date might be less than average the first time you meet. That's totally okay! Not everyone has that "love at first sight" feeling. Your date is probably just as nervous as you, so take it easy on hoping for a Prince (or Princess) Charming.