Maintaining good body language is important on a first date.  When a man first approaches a woman, she will base 7% of her initial impression on what he says, 38% on his style of speaking and 55% on his appearance and body language

Try to mirror your partner, it often impresses a date because it subtly conveys the interest.  But avoid copying every move – that will just look odd!.

If you want to create an instant link with a date say his/her name twice.  This shows attention and connectivity. 

Always try to maintain eye contact, as it is the primary and powerful tool for attracting a potential date.