It can be pretty nerve-wracking to go on a first date. Either you're just getting back out there after being broken up with, or you've been talking to someone for a little while now and finally agreed to meet up for drinks. No matter how the plans came about, a first date holds a lot of weight that can cause you to overthink about it and get really nervous.

Now how long should a first date be then? Popular opinion says that it should be less than an hour... specifically 57 minutes. It's the perfect amount of time to get a drink or share a dessert and coffee. You and your date would be able to see how you get along in person and if they look like their photos in real life. 57 minutes is short enough that you won't get bored, yet long enough to see if you two get along well.

If the first date goes well, that amount of time would be just short enough to leave both of you wanting more and excited for the second date as well. Win-win!