There will always be dating rules for as long as both men and women exist. Men are very knowledgeable and quite cunning on how to successfully woo ladies in the first few weeks of a courtship. It is quite important to remember that there are many fish in the sea and the baiting procedures that can be used to reel them.As simple as it may sound; the best way of ensuring that you have a good time on your first date is to just be yourself. It is all about making a solid and honest impression on your first date. For fun and safe dating, the following tips should be kept in mind:1. Speak up.It is always important to communicate well. No one likes a push over and therefore if your date suggests dinner at a Chinese hotel, but you do not enjoy Chinese food, or he would like to hang out at a pub and you don’t drink, you need not to keep quiet but to speak up. It will get strange if you wait to tell him until you are just about to be served. The same case applies in making decisions. In case he asks what you would like to eat, drink or have for dessert, don’t say that you don’t know, speak up, and let him know your preference2. Do Not wear things that you can’t walk, eat, breathe, or talk in.It is obvious that you would want to look at your best, however, for your first date; this is not the right time to put on that dress that looks very tight on you. Remember that first dates are filled with anxiety and it is worse if you are wearing uncomfortable clothes. There is no harm in walking comfortably, collected and composed. You will not only look good but look cool as well.3. Be on time.Make a great first impression by being punctual on a date since you would also not want your date to show up late. If for example, you normally take two hours in making up your hair, then you will obviously know how long it will take to get ready for the date, and will know how much time to allot for your preparations.4. Before calling back, wait for about three daysEnsure that your new date does not view you as desperate by calling her too soon after the first date. Most women are aware of the rules for the dating game, and would like to see if their man will play be the rules. You need to prove that you are able to play the game by keeping it cool and avoiding calling again too soon.5. Take her to places where almost everyone knows your nameTo impress her, take your date to a place where you have a good reputation. By taking her to one of your common haunts, you will show case your smooth self among your many acquaintances. Be it a simple gesture of greetings from the local DJ at the restaurant or the club where the manager will get you the best table, a social clout display will for certain make a good impact on your first date. It is a good way of letting her know that she has a real man for herself.6. Do not sleep with her early Even if withholding yourself will keep her from desiring you more, sticking to this rule also shows her that you are a man who is not just after her body. Moreover, it lowers her respect of you.7. Limit your spendingThe amount of money that you spend on her for the first date is one of the best ways of knowing if she is worth keeping. On the first date, you may take her to places that you do not have to spend much on her such as a coffee shop, boardwalk, or lounge. This will give you an opportunity of figuring out if all that matters to her is your wallet or you as a person. Do not cheap out completely though.8. Keep her first few calls screenedEven if this rule prevents you from looking needy, it enables you to gauge if she is desperate. You would first want to assure yourself that you are not involving yourself with somebody who has a tendency to become a stalker. You may return her calls a day or two later so that you can take control of the situation.9. Avoid giving her gifts too early onDuring the first few months of dating a woman, it is rare that you recognize a woman as the love of your life. It is at this point that you get to know her well and she will most certainly not reveal any of her true colors or character that would end your relationship too soon. Do not bring her expensive gifts and avoid getting all goofy.10. Have a mystery of yourself but don’t be weirdDo not reveal or volunteer any of your information that concerns your past, your job, or family on your first date. Your new catch will keep imagining about you and so you’ll do the same in her case. The spice in dating will be kept by maintaining intrigue. You will learn more about each other as you build the relationship. Ensure that you do not get creepy about it though, or you could scare her off.11. Do not flatter too muchEven if you will have to do some flattering, tone it down on your first date. It could look weird to give too many compliments at the beginning. Instead of having her head inflated, just enjoy your conversation and your company with her without any ego-accompanying message.12. Do not meet her friends yetIt is always a challenge to date a new girl, therefore do not make things more difficult for yourself by meeting her friends as well. This will only expose you to a modernized inquisition and you also risk giving her the impression that anyone of her friends can be invited to come along with you on your first date. Even worse, she may also want to double date with her female friends together with their boyfriends. It is not a good experience and you don’t want anything like that happening. Therefore, keep her friends out of the picture until you start feeling confident regarding the relationship; and where it is indeed headed.On the other hand, do not let her meet your friends yet. Remember that this is a two way street and it is always advisable to keep your new lady away from your good friends at the beginning too. This is because she may not be ready for their sense of humor since they may reveal some things regarding you which you would otherwise prefer to keep in the dark for her at the start. Remember that she may also want to scoop some information about you from your friends in case she meets them. You should therefore not allow this to happen.Now that you are aware of these rules, You can confidently go out there and meet a new romantic interest, and you will be well informed and prepared for your first date.