So you’ve got your very first (or second, or third) kiss and you’re feeling all the butterflies that come with a new love interest. While it might feel like only one big moment, one-on-one time with your soul mate can be surprisingly romantic. Here are some Dos and Don’ts if you want to pull off the perfect first date.

Do, Be Careful What You Eat

Whether you had pepperoni pizza or grilled chicken for lunch today, make sure you’re not missing out on something important. You don’t want to ruin your date by getting sick after all. Especially since you might not be able to share a meal with your lover for the rest of your life. So it’s important to be respectful of what you eat, and make sure you’re not missing out on something important. Like a steak, salmon or chicken for dinner. Something simple yet classy. Nothing too flashy or expensive, especially after that first romantic date. Something about luxury and class coming together to form a perfect evening, remember?

Don’t, Forget About Your Manicure And Pedicure

Your nails will be on display all night, so make sure they’re done up to date with the latest nail polish color. This is especially important if you’re going for a classy look. Avoid anything too cheesy or tacky, since you’re trying to be nice and sophisticated. Nothing screams “I’m a beginner” more than a bad nail polish job. Especially not on your nails. You’re bound to touch them a lot during the date, so make sure they’re easy to grab for whenever you need them. To keep things fresh, try out a new nail polish color every two weeks. Not too bright, not too dark, but just right. Something that suits you perfectly.

Do, Dress In A Way That Makes You Look Classy

Dress appropriately for the occasion, but don’t overdo it. Dressing up can be fun, but make sure that your dress code doesn’t go too far. A good rule of thumb is to only wear something that makes you look like a total goddess. Something that will cause all the gentlemen to stop and stare. Something that makes you feel like a completely new woman. As long as you feel comfortable in your own skin and you feel like a total goddess, then nobody has the right to tell you otherwise.

Don’t, Forget To Practice

Even though you’ve got the butterflies and the excitement of your very first date with your lover, you’ve got to remember that this is still practice. You’ve got to remember that you’re not going to be perfect on your first attempt. Just like any other skill, you’ll get better with practice. So don’t worry too much about what went wrong last time. Instead, focus on what you could’ve done differently, and make sure that you’re not doing the same thing wrong this time around. Think of every aspect of your date, from the way you walk to the way you hold yourself to the way you act and how you react. Make sure that every part is perfect. So you can pull off the perfect date every time. Practice makes perfect, right?

As you get more confident, you can start incorporating some of these ideas into your real life dating adventures. Pulling off a perfect date once is pretty amazing. Being able to do it again and again with the same person is even more amazing. So don’t be afraid to try out new things, or take a risk by being yourself. You never know what could happen.