I've got a date for St. Val's day tomorrow. I've been on dates before, yes, but I'm really looking forward to this one.
Did you ever read Miss Manners? I've got lots of issues (admittedly) but poor manners isn't one of them. On that note, here's her view on what a date is comprised of:
There are three possible parts to a date, of which at least two must be offered: entertainment, food, and affection. It is customary to begin a series of dates with a great deal of entertainment, a moderate amount of food, and the merest suggestion of affection. As the amount of affection increases, the entertainment can be reduced proportionately. When the affection IS the entertainment, we no longer call it dating. Under no circumstances can the food be omitted. -- Miss Manners' Guide to Excruciatingly Correct Behavior
I think I've got the entertainment and food part down.
If I manage to get some sleep the night before, I might be normal enough to work in some affection.
Who am I kidding? I'll settle for the food and entertainment.