Ditch the Ex: Hey, we all have them, but they are part of our past, so leave them there. Don't talk about your Ex, regardless of how bad you might think they where. You're on a date with a new person, treat them as though they are the only ones, and not on a date with you and your Ex! Stop Whining: If you're a whiner, your date will find out soon enough. But for the sake of getting through your first date, don't whine or complain.