Must-Read: Prep For A Date
We spend a lot of time here working on how you should go about actually getting the date with the girl. And while that’s all well and good, where it begins to break down is when it comes to the actual date itself and we have to worry about how to prep for it. You don’t want to head on over there and realize that you have zero idea on how to act, and just be left sitting there with a drink in your hand and nothing to say.
And so today we’re heading on over to AskMen.com where they have a list of 10 things you need to do in order to prep for a date. Among the pieces of advice they’re giving us today is this perfect little bit:
Check Your Wallet
Of course, condoms aren’t the only thing you should have in your wallet. Before you leave on your date, make sure you have enough cash to cover all the activities planned, and then some, in case you make extra plans while out. While it’s not necessarily on the guy to pay for a date anymore, most people would agree that guys are still expected to pay for first dates, especially if you were the one who did the asking. Either way, showing up with little or no cash could turn an evening that’s going great into a series of tragicomic misadventures.
You don’t want to be telling your buddies about how the maitre-d had to hold your date hostage while you sprinted to the nearest ATM, Usain Bolt-style. Lots of things can happen when it comes to those cards we take for granted — some places don’t take plastic; sometimes places have tech snafus and lose service, and sometimes your card will get cancelled without you knowing about it because a scammer in Arkansas used it to buy flat-screen TVs. Even if you choose to roll with credit or debit in the end — or the two of you end up splitting the bill — you buy yourself a lot of peace of mind leaving the house with a full wallet.
So head on over to AskMen.com and read the other nine pieces of information they have in order to make sure that date you have isn’t going to turn out to be the last one.
About Rick Mosely Rick is the editor for TSB magazine.