Dating etiquette rules follow
If you were the person to issue the invitation and initiate the date, you should be the person to pick up the cost of the date. If you do not want to pay for everything, make this clear when you first suggest the date.
Never assume that the other person is going to pick up the check. This doesn't mean you have to blow your savings on a designer suit. Dress appropriately for the date and show that you put some effort into your appearance.
It’s old fashioned to expect a man to pay for a woman’s meal and, although he might offer, you should not assume that the man will pay.
It sounds obvious but one of the biggest fears people have about first dates is that the conversation will dry up.
If you show up to the date half an hour late with no explanation, you're already starting off on the wrong foot.Be respectful of your date if you smoke and don't force your date to experience second-hand smoke.Also, if you take your date somewhere, don't abandon him or her. Be yourself and don't pretend to be someone you are not.Avoid a long monologue about your history, especially if it isn't followed up by asking about your date's history.If you act as if the date is all about you, you may quickly find yourself alone.
To avoid this happening re-read your dates profile and look for things that you might want to know more about.