Today I'm going to use the time-honoured 'Do' & 'Don't' list technique. It should be invaluable experience for if I ever get a job writing for a trashy 'womens' magazine plus it shouldn't tax my my post-hot date scattered brain too much.
try & ask Hot Date plenty of questions that require complex answers just so you can listen to their sexy accent.
bother telling Hot Date that you have forgotten their name. There are much more exciting ways to discover the information. Such as getting them to book a table at the restaurant (hopefully in their name) or mentioning a friend's name, suggesting that they might want to move in together & hoping they respond with "That'd be kind of weird having two N's in the house". That last one might seem like a bit of a long shot but it worked for me, it really did!
go to Bar Open. Actually I think this can be a blanket rule for hot dates, cold dates, non dates ALL TIME. I think my liver and the community in general would be much happier if I stayed away.
ask Hot Date's age. I spent the entire first two courses feeling like a deviant because I suspected he was twelve. As it happens he is two years older than me, just a particularly beautiful specimen.
decide to shave your cunt for the first time half an hour before you meet with Hot Date. The terrain is undulating down there! It's very tricky to deal quickly with every crook and curve and it's considered impolite to inflict stubble-rash on a Hot Date's groin.