By Mark Mikin
esquire2012 VALENTINE'S DAY GUIDE: Gift Ideas, Dates, Advice, Stories & More
Rule No. 1: No matching outfits.
Especially if your big night out consists of sinking back into the couch.
Rule No. 2: No matching haircuts.
Especially if your big night out consists of reenacting The Blair Witch Project.
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Rule No. 3: Admire this man.
Reach around. Slide. Reach back. Remove. Repeat.
Rule No. 4: Don't bring a third wheel.
Especially if he can't drink his way through it.
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Rule No. 5: No cell phones at the table.
Especially when martinis are involved.
Rule No. 6: No hands in the mouth.
Especially if her hands on their way to Candyland.
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esquireRule No. 7: Admire this man, too.
But lose the suspenders for the romantic getaway. And the dog chains, for always.
Rule No. 8: Don't jump the gun.
The daytime date is meant as a prelude, not a climax.
Rule No. 9: No high-fives.
Also, we're pretty sure Crocs are not her idea of sexy.
Rule No. 10: No Avatar.
This is not what she had in mind when she said it was her first time.
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