Oct
09

12 Things to Avoid On A First Date

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The following will turn off dates and send them packing!

  1. Showing up late or 20 minutes early. Showing up late tells your date that they are not a priority, or have low interest level and you’ll do it again.
  2. Look different from the photo you posted online. Whether it was a photo that was ten years old or one of a friend, it doesn’t represent who you are.
  3. Answering your cell phone. Always turn off your phone. In fact turn it off in front of your date to show how important your attention is to the date.
  4. Treating the servers poorly. If you don’t treat the server with respect, your date will assume you treat all people that way including them.
  5. Talking about your health problems, food allergies, and medications. No one wants to hear about your problems on a first date. Leave that stuff for later. If you have food allergies, pick something on the menu that you don’t have to quiz the staff about.
  6. Poor etiquette. Not saying, please, thank you and your welcome. Talking with your mouth full. Using your hands when you should use utensils in a nice restaurant. Picking your nose or food from your teeth in front of your date.
  7. Not having enough money for the date. Make sure to stop by the bank before the date if you don’t use credit cards or if the restaurant only takes cash.
  8. Talking about inappropriate topics for a first date. This includes ex-spouses, ex boyfriends, ex-girlfriends, child support, job problems. Asking about exes and children on a first date is also bad form.
  9. Dressing like you are ready to go to the gym or the grocery. Show up in something nice. Leave the jeans, flip flops and ball caps at home unless you are on a beach date.
  10. Using Foul Language. This is a big turn off to most people. Start cleaning up your language and do something about your grammar and vocabulary.
  11. Coming on to Your Date-Whether it is during the date or after, keep your physical contact and sex words to a minimum until you know each other.
  12. Be Off The Wall Dumb and WeirdStrange behavior may seem funny to you but it turns people off. Be nice, be funny, be yourself. But keep your ODD stuff to yourself until you get to the 4th or 5th date.

You should be yourself on a first date but be on your best behavior to create a great impression and get that second date.

 

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