If you’re not involved in a relationship, going out on a first date might be fun. However, there have been cases when these encounters didn’t unfold the way they supposed to, so in order to avoid all sorts of “accidents” or embarrassing situations, here are some tips that you should take into account if you scored that long-awaited First Date.
What to Avoid Doing During a First Date
- Never talk about your |EX|
Mentioning your ex in a very evasive way might be acceptable, especially if that relationship lasted for several years. But from making a brief mention, until you get to talk about the holidays you spent together or other nonsense, it’s too much and you should stop. So, if you don’t want your date from reaching out to you, this strategy might be a winner.
- Avoid asking those annoying questions about plans for the future
“Where do you see yourself in the following 10 years?”, “What are your career plans?”, “Do you want children?” – this is not an interview and talking about the future during your first date is just wrong.
- Don’t overreact to compliments
It’s okay to say like “nice shoes” or “great haircut”, but making an endless string of compliments during your first date might become… creepy. Put it like this: probably, after the first three compliments, you will think it’s ok, but not stopping with this weird habit, it will generate a strange vibe.
- Talking about you the entire time
It’s natural to talk about yourself. You can go over the top a little bit, but don’t cross that fine line. You can easily fall into that awkward extreme of appearing arrogant. So, don’t transform your date into a monologue because this will not end well.
- Don’t be a picky customer
You’ll probably go out for coffee or dinner, so if you’re a picky customer, try to get rid of your weird anxious and obsessive habits during this first date.
Common sense goes a long way.
- Don’t be late just because you think it’s cool
If you show up on time, you will actually make a good impression. The thing about it like this: why if your date would show up 30 minutes late? You will probably hate it.
- Do not wear too tight, too short or too high heels
First of all, you should avoid these “hacks” because you should feel comfortable with your first date with someone, not awkward and stressed. You are already a little bit nervous and you don’t want to worry about your skirt being too short while you are sitting on the chair.
- Don’t spend the entire date on your phone
This is one of the biggest problems of the modern society and when it comes to knowing someone better, it’s really annoying. If you constantly check your phone or, worse, start texting with another friend, you will be labeled as rude.
There’s nothing more uncomfortable than struggling to entertain a conversation with a person who is paying more attention to his phone than to you.