First, Know This

1. Be wary of products or services with only low or high scores. It usually means a company and its competition are waging a review war – making all the reviews worthless.

2. Watch for multiple comments on one detail. If a restaurant racks up slow-service complaints, take your date elsewhere.

3. Check out what else the reviewer liked. A chick-flick fan may not understand, say, Death Race 2000.