First dates are important. You have roughly 12 minutes to make a good first date impression, so you’ll want to make sure you’re prepared. Relationship coach Audrey Hope said it’s the details that can make or break a first date. “First dates really matter. If you don’t hit it out of the park your first time at bat, you will not get a chance to stay in the game. It’s always the small things people notice, and the little things people do that can answer the question of shall I see him or her again?” Hope told The Cheat Sheet.