NO DISCUSSING YOUR EX
Acknowledging your past is okay but leave the details for later. If you've had more than 100 exes, you can probably save that for date three.
NO GENERIC COMPLIMENTING
You can definitely do better than "You look lovely". Try looking for smaller details and complimenting them on something that's unique about them. Maybe not the tattoos or birthmarks though.
There's a fine line between "politely interested" and "Spanish Inquisition". Asking for their parents' address on a first date is usually a no-no.
NO MENTION OF MEDICAL HISTORY
If you really, really need to talk to someone about your prominent rash, try your doctor, not your date. Even if your date turns out to be a doctor.
NO SNIDE COMMENTS
Do we really need to mention this one?
NO TOUCHY TOPICS
No religion. No politics. And it's probably best not to ask how they feel about 50 Shades of Grey unless you met in an S&M club.
NO DISCUSSING FAMILY
There's some flexibility with this one. A few jokes about your family's little foibles: fine. An hour-long analysis of your relationship with your mother: not fine.
AVOID SEX OR SEX TALK
Had a great first date? Wonderful. But be very careful not to get pushy. Hey, if the date went THAT well, there'll be a next time, right?
DON'T BE TOO EAGER
There's nothing wrong with a call or a text the following evening. You might even play it cool and leave it another day or so. Composing a 50-line poem the moment you get home? Definitely overdoing it.