First dates are often romantic and exciting but can be nerve-racking experiences for some people. On your date, you will likely want to have a good time and also make a good impression.
So to have a lovely first date, here are the things you ought not to do:
Don’t Talk about your ex
It not right to talk about your ex[s] and past loves on your first date. You can only talk about it when it necessary but don’t talk about it too long. Speaking about it too longs shows that have not to move on properly. This will give them the impression that you are trying to use them to move on from your ex.
Note: Before you date again, make sure you heal your heart first.
DON’T Be Surgically Attached to Your Phone
This can be very annoying. Going out on a date and giving your phone more attention than your date can frustrate them a lot. Keep You phone and listen to your date, that alone will make them feel important. Responding to every beep, text, alert, and vibration is distracting and disrespectful.
Don’t Demonstrate poor listening skills
First date is the best time to learn a lot of new things about your potential partner. The date will also help you decide whether to continue with the relationship or move on to someone more compatible. Take the time to really listen to what he or she is saying.
Do not go on a date when you are drunk
Have seen some people who went for their first date after a booze session and was carried home by their date. Have also seen some people who went for their first date and got drunk, thereby embarrassing their date. This is so wrong. Charm your date with your amusing humour and not your foolish lack of alcohol control.
Do not eat garlic
Eating Garlic while going on both your first dates and other dates is baaaaaaad. It will make your mouth stink. Remember, you’re going to be doing a lot of talking and listening so don’t take things that Garlic.
Do not order messy foods
Going for your first date can make you feel so nervous and this can make you to be clumsy so don’t make the mistake of ordering food that’s messy. Don’t take foods like spaghetti (any sauce flinging pasta tend to be).
Do not start talking about marriage or having babies
Talking about marriage, meeting his/her parents or having babies on your first date can chase your date away. Dating should be taken one step at a time. Get to know the first, it up to them to know if you deserve them taking you to their parent when the right time comes. Talking about such things will only make your date feel uncomfortable.
DON’T Wear Uncomfortable Clothes
A first date isn’t the time to wear clothing that you think is a little too tight or high hill that will make you not be able to walk a few blocks on a nice night because your heels are too high. First dates are anxiety-filled enough and being uncomfortable in your clothes only makes it worse. It also suck to
Wear things you know look good on you but won’t hinder you from being cool, calm.
Do not talk endlessly about your kids
it’s not a bad thing that you have kids, but talking endlessly about them can be boiling and will spoil your date. You went for a date to get to know each other not to talk too much about your kids. You can talk about them when talking about yourself but just don’t let them be the main subject of your conversations.
Don’t Think It’s Cool to Not Eat
Have once been in this situation before. I refuse to eat on my first date because I felt I might spoil things but it not bad. Some people might see you not eating on your date as pretending. If your reason for not eating is you want to appear skinnier, prettier, sexier, or more mysterious, guess what? It won’t. You might lose your date if you don’t eat.
DON’T Be Wishy-Washy
If your date asks what you do like to eat, drink, don’t say“I don’t care, whatever is fine.” Also, if your date tells you he or she has planned dinner at a sushi joint and you don’t eat fish, or he/she wants to hang at a cocktail lounge but you don’t drink, speak up. It will only look weird if you tell your date all that after you’re already seated and waiting to order.
DON’T Show up Late on Purpose
On a first date, don’t intentionally stay late. You will make a stronger impression if you show up on time. Plan your time. If you know how many minutes or hours it takes you to prepare, you make sure you start on time.
Forget to ask questions
Talking about yourself constantly and forgetting to ask your date anything is a big no-no. Geet to know them because they want to tell you about themselves too. Also, pay attention to the answer.
Hope this was helpful to you?