Of course, the best advice anyone can give on any subject is to never take anyone's advice at face value. What works for one person may not even be an option for someone else.
And then there's the fact that there's no approach that's perfect for every girl. Some like being impressed on their first date, while others, like me, just want something simple and low-pressure. Good food is nice, but good food doesn't have to be expensive. Heck, right now, I'd be happy with a long Pokémon Go walk and ice cream (at a nice place where you can sit down).
Compliment something. Most likely your date consciously dressed for the occasion, so pick an item they're wearing, be honest about it, and tell them it looks great on them. A nice watch on a guy is likely something he may have paid good money for and loves and looks quite smart on them. Nice shoes on a girl mean you're checking out the entire package and have an eye for something other than what's on her chest (:P). It reaffirms their purchase, compliments their style, and tells them you're looking at something more than their eyes (so overused) and body (which is a little creepy).
Yes! It's so nice when people compliment something other than the obvious!
What I like to add is that you shouldn't make the compliment about yourself. Like, I've heard way too many men tell me things like:
"I love girls with long hair, especially if it goes past their waist, like yours"
Stuff like that gets weird fast, as if the guy is going through this checklist to see how I measure up to his expectations. I mean, of course you're trying to impress the other when you meet for the first time, but you're not trying to pander (or atleast, you shouldn't be).
Does that make sense? It's kind of hard to explain...
If you want to be a sap, compliment a person's smile if anything, 99% of the time they'll smile again just because you mentioned it.
Yep, that works on me, all right. (Only exception is when people compliment it in a creepy way...) However, I do feel that this is a compliment best saved for later. Like, you've spend some time talking, made eachother laugh and than BAM "You have a great smile, you know that?"
Fuck life, get stronk, destroy the world.
That typo makes me imagine you just rip this
out of the ground with your bare hands and start smacking everything with it.
Edit: no, wait now I'm thinking this
is your weapon of choice. At the very least, you'll strike fear in the hearts of all those people who never learned to eat their veggies.
Edit: ... there's two of them in the picture. You could dual wield.