‘Always seem excited about the future, not laden down with the past.’ ‘Do tell a funny, embarrassing story about yourself. If you like him, save it till after sex.’ What am I going to wear? ‘He asked you out because he fancied you,’ says Sullivan, ‘So wear something that’s sexy and comfortable.’ (Yes, it is possible, no not your silky pyjamas ).
‘Do aim for something to do on a first date, like a walk by the river,’ says relationship and first date tip expert Elizabeth Sullivan, aka The Love Mentor. The more at ease you are the more likely he’ll follow suit. ‘Do smile more than usual and laugh if you like him,’ says Sullivan.‘Pick a route where you know there’s a nice pub and, if it’s going well, stop off. ‘Make sure he knows you’re enjoying yourself.’ (Do we need to spell out that there are limits to the smiling/laughing thing?