There are 5 very easy things you can do on a first date that I promise will help your cause. My "Baker 5" have been developed over the course of many bad dates and honestly, I'm surprised that everyone doesn't already do them. To me, they seem pretty basic. If a guy's got a lot going for him and he doesn't hit all 5, I'll let em slip. But otherwise, I take it as a sign that he doesn't have basic manners and I should move on.
The Baker 5 are:
1. Show up on time.
2. Hold the door open.
3. Compliment me on at least one thing.
4. Pay for the drink.
5. Wear appropriate footwear (ie no crocs or birkenstocks)
See? I told you they weren't a big deal. Checking these 5 things off will definitely win you points on your date.