It’s not fair to judge a book by its cover, but it’s smart to judge a man based on his first date. Where he takes you says a lot about him — like whether he’s a drunk, an egomaniac, or a cheapskate.

Looking back, some of my first dates should have been warning signs. There was the guy who had to introduce me to all of his friends at a bar (grossly insecure), the one who refused to go to Brooklyn (serial cheater), and the man who weaseled his way out of paying the bill at a coffee shop (drug addict). If only I had known!

Click through for an assortment of first date destinations and a judgmental summary of the men who were dumb enough to take you there. [ITPGallery]