Re: The Car
-Open her door for her. It's amazing how many women tell me I am the first to ever do this for them. There are a very few who will insist they are independent and don't want you getting their door for them. Still do it. If they bring it three times, they mean it and you should acquiesce.
-Drive safely and within the laws. It shows you are concerned about keeping her safe and shows confidence in spending more time with her. Save the Mario Andretti driving for your buddies and the track; or, at least, until you get to know her better.
-Know where you are going. Do a few test runs in case your planned route is obstructed or something else comes up. A man with a backup plan is dependable, cool, and calm when things don't go as initially intended.
-Bring some money for the valet (if applicable). Don't look cheap telling the valet you'll hit them back when you pick the car up at the end of the night.
-If the trip is long, I'll bring a new, unopened bottle of water for each of us.
-Make sure tire pressures are right and your vehicle is in proper running condition. First date vehicle breakdowns are embarrasing and a hassle.
Along with this, Rain-X the windshield and make sure teh wipers work well on both sides.
-Don't brag about your car no matter how nice. A good response is, "thank you, I like it" or "thank you, it gets me around. Don't brag about accessories or performance mods you've put on it. If she cares, she'll let you know. You're not out to look at your car.
I have failed more than most men have tried.
Every woman you pass up is a woman you will never have.