dating dos and dont's

DO NOT go for Dutch courage and have a few drinks beforehand. I know of several disastrous first dates because one party turned up hammered. It's just not attractive.
There are lots of strategies you can employ before arranging your first meet. They include identifying what you want out of a relationship -- what you are seeking in a companion, their values, conversational ability, personality, sense of humor and the traits that most turn you on.
In the past, I had a negative image of having fun while dating. I thought that if I told men I wanted to have fun they wouldn't take me seriously. But what I have found is just the opposite.
I went on my first date in 14 years. It may be another 14 years before I do it again. My best friend set me up with a doctor -- I think I should have started with a paper boy.
It's one thing to hear dating coaches tell you how to behave to land the man of your dreams -- it's even more compelling when such wisdom comes from the mouths of dreamy men themselves.
Ellen Fein and Sherrie Schneider sent Carrie Underwood a copy of their book, The Rules. Practically overnight, it seemed like someone flipped a switch.