No matter how many first date do and don't lists singletons read, some dating mavericks still end up getting sloshed, excoriating an ex or wearing an outfit that says "bed me" instead of "wed me."
Glamour asked top relationship writers—our very own Tomfoolery blogger extraordinare included—to compile a list of 25 hard and fast tips for having a successful first date. Like anything that runs the fun-to-potentially-disastrous spectrum, the name of the dating game seems to be moderation.
When choosing a location, for example, Tom suggests the unexpected (rececssion-friendly PBR and Rock Band at home anyone?) as an interesting alternative to dinner and a movie. If you do go out, Single-ish blogger Ryan Dodge warns against a spot with too much "eye candy." If your date's going to be staring at anyone's cleavage all night, you'd rather it were your own, right?