Dating is like betting at poker, sure a good bluff may win you a hand or 2 but you aren’t likely to win the World Series of Poker by tricking, only by playing the very best you can.
This isn’t different from dating, if you make things up to try to motivate this person, they do not like you, they like the fake you and finally they’ll see the 2 are not the same.
The most vital thing to do on a first date is to have an exceptional time, the bigger a deal you make of it the harder it is going to be and the bigger the possibilities of you making a jerk of yourself.
If you’re scared before the date take a couple of minutes and take one or two deep breaths and if this doesn’t help simply have a drink and try to out your thoughts in order.
Don’t take her to a place where your friends hang out, this could make her feel as if they’re being ganged up.
It is important to have the entire night planned out already before the date and have a backup idea just in case. The difficult part is making it look like it wasn’t all planned.
Let’s imagine you decide that you’re going to take her for dinner, then after you would like to go for a walk on the beach don’t just say “hey after dinner let’s go for a walk on the beach”.
I’d advise you wait until after dinner and ask her if she would like to take a walk in the beach to burn off dinner and then take her to the beach.
Just remember that dating is like betting and often you’re going to get a bad hand, but at the end if you play your cards right you may find the correct person and win the jackpot.