A first date can be one of the most awkward and painful social interactions ever. Few things compare to the pressure of making it through a two-way audition/job interview/chemistry test with everyone’s dignity intact — not to mention with a second date on the horizon. On the flip side, few things compare with the excitement and butterflies of anticipation when you realize you really like this guy! If you’ve had a string of bad first dates or if you’ve been out of circulation for a while, we’ve got some dating tips to save you from yourself.