Dating guidelines will not prevent your next date from ending in disaster, but several basic rules can help you find success in your dating career. Remember to pack breath mints and perfume in your purse. If you despise sports, suppress the temptation to act interested in football. If you avoid rushing to answer every call, he will work harder to persuade you to date him. Men are turned off when you share your life history on the first date. Carry a fully charged cell phone and cash for a cab in case you need to escape a dead end date. Alcohol inhibits your behavior and leads to embarrassment and potentially dangerous situations. In most cases, reserve sex until your date has committed to you.