esp-logo3 No matter how old or experienced you are, there’s no denying that dating can be great, but it can also be treacherous. Whether you’re just starting to date someone new or you’ve been in a 14-year relationship, we at CBS Local E.S.P. Eat. See. Play. want to keep you from ending up in Cosmo’s bad dating bloopers. So in order to keep that from happening, we’re bringing you all the essentials you could ever need for any date.

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Photo Credit: Don Steinberg

Photo Credit: Don Steinberg

Jokes Every Man Should Know (Pocket Companions)
By Don Steinberg
Price: $3.03-$9.72
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First dates can be awkward, sometimes there’s just no way around it. So if you’re looking for a good way to break the ice, simply make them laugh with a joke from the Jokes Every Man Should Know book. Seriously, this thing has a joke for every scenario you could need a good laugh in, just be sure to keep it semi-appropriate.

Photo Credit: Kisstixx

Photo Credit: Kisstixx

KISSTIXX Lip Balm with SPF 15, Fire & Ice
Price: $6.82
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Well there’s no denying that the success of a date can be determined by whether or not there’s a kiss at the end of the night. Whether it’s your first date or your fiftieth, you know you want that goodbye smooch and you know you better make sure it’s both magical and tasty. Well pal, there’s no easier way to do that than with Kisstixx Lip Balm. This pack of lip balm comes with two different flavors– one for you and one for your kissing buddy– creating one enticing flavor that tastes so good when you lock lips you won’t want to ever unlock them.

Photo Credit: Lindor

Photo Credit: Lindor

Lindt LINDOR Milk Chocolate Truffle Pillow Box
Price: $16.13
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Everyone loves chocolate, that’s just a fact. If you don’t then there’s something wrong with you and we suggest getting tested for that. Anyway, if you’re looking to make a good impression or just want to do something sweet for your sweetie, show up with a box of chocolates, or more specifically a Lindt Lindor Milk Chocolate Truffle Pillow Box. This box is filled with tons of delicious truffles that your date will love and it will be sure to get your night started on the right foot.

Photo Credit: Jack Spade

Photo Credit: Jack Spade

Jack Spade Men’s Dipper Leather Bill Holder
Price: $128.00
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Alright, you better know that no matter what, you’re going to be pulling out your wallet at the end of the night, regardless if you’re treating or if you’re going halfsies (there’s no other acceptable option). When you do indeed pull that wallet out, you obviously want to impress (even if it isn’t that fat). So you don’t want to be whipping out that Spiderman wallet you’ve had since fourth grade. Show your date what great style you have with this Jack Spade Men’s Dipper Leather Bill Holder. This wallet is nice and slim so it fits in your pocket easily, but still has enough room for six credit cards and a huge pile of cash. Perfect.

Photo Credit: Triwa

Photo Credit: Triwa

TRIWA Blue Steel Nevil
Price: $266.00
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If there’s one thing that’s important when it comes to dating it’s being on time. There really is no bigger turn off for whoever you’re taking out then to show up late. So keep an eye on the time with this TRIWA Blue Steel Nevil Watch. It is super stylish with a navy blue sunray dial and a brushed stainless steel case, so you can show off how fashionable you are, while being fashionably on time.

By Stephanie Hartmann

Stephanie Hartmann writes and edits E.S.P. Eat. See. Play. lifestyle content for CBS Los Angeles.

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