If you can stay away from these first date mistakes by men you should make it to date number two. You're going to have to show your date that you're confident, and give a good impression with looking arrogant. The way you dress, what you talk about and your table manners are going to be under close scrutiny.
First off you need to decide where to eat. This is going to be up to you, so you have to get it right. Get this wrong and it will spoil everything right from the start of your date. Places to avoid are definitely fast food outlets. This will not go down well at all, and you'll be lucky if you're still on the date before you finish your food. At the other end of the scale you don't want to take a lady on a first date to a fancy restaurant that is way out of your price range. For one she'll think you've gone over the top, and two, you will be choosing all the cheapest items on the menu. You want a nice restaurant that is comfortable, serves good food and one where you can relax, and not worry about the cost of the meal. It will be even more beneficial for you if you know the restaurant you're going to. You can order your meal straight away, and make your own recommendations. Not knowing what you're going to eat when you sit and study the menu for ten minutes will not be attractive.
You will need to dress to impress. You don't want to turn up at a nice restaurant and look like you should be eating in a burger bar. Most women will go out and buy something new just to look good for you so you need to make an effort. A shirt, nice pants and polished shoes will be just right for the occasion. Back this up with immaculate personal hygiene like washed hair, no stubble and clean hands and nails. All this things will be looked at in the first 2 minutes of you meeting. Get this part right and your still heading for a good first date.
Showing that you're not listening can be very aggravating. She will notice if your eyes are wondering around while she is talking to you. You need to show you are listening all the time. Throw in the odd question so she knows you're paying attention. Never look at another women while you're on your date especially the waitress. This will not look good for you. You need to put the blinkers on for the night, and ignore what's going on around you.
Some things are best kept to yourself on your first date. In fact some of them can wait a few months before you start being too honest. Conversations to avoid are ex girlfriends, any criminal offenses no matter how minor, medications you might be taking and generally anything that isn't going to sound good on a first date. She will have things that will be kept a secret as well in the early days, and that's the way they should stay.
There are many more mistakes you could make on a first date but if you avoid these ones you should have some idea of what's not acceptable behaviour.