If you’re held up, apologise with dignity, deliver a winning smile and offer your date a drink.
The first date is all about enjoying the company of someone new and intriguing, so aim to avoid provoking political debates and stories about past relationships.
They can be nerve-wracking, exciting and, if they go well, they can be the start of something truly great.
But what, exactly is it that makes a date ‘go well?
That's ok, as a first date that goes nowhere is still a really useful learning experience, one that can inspire you to say yes to the date that Claire Cohen, writing for the Telegraph ‘Online dating tipping point: When should you meet in person?