Going on a date can be nerve trashing yet exciting (especially if it’s your first one). There are many exotic variables, like is your date going to like you or are you going to like them back; do they have a sense of humor etc. I think the key to banish those butterflies is just to be your-self. If the person likes who you are, then you’re on the right track. Though, there are some things that you should avoid doing on your first date.
1. DO NOT BE LATE
What’s more valuable than money? -Time. Therefore you should respect someone else’s time. Being late and keeping your date waiting is a blatant disrespect. Showing up late on a date leaves a bad impression.
2. DO NOT WEAR DIRTY CLOTHES
No matter how tiring your day may be, never go on a date with dirty or lousy clothes on. Don’t wear anything that could annoy your date. Don’t let your first date attire spoil your chances.
3. DO NOT INTERVIEW YOUR DATE
Please don’t ask your date where they see themselves in three years, or what motivates them. It’s supposed to be a date; not an agonizing work appraisal meeting.
4. DO NOT FIDDLE WITH YOUR PHONE
Talking or texting on the phone will neutralize the aspect of the date. It can be a hindrance on your first date. It is advisable to keep the phone on silent mode or to talk short while on the phone because one needs to give absolute attention to the partner.
5. DO NOT COME OVER ANYONE TOO KEEN
Flirting is a total different thing, but don’t hike into ‘I’ve never felt this way before about anyone’ territory on the first date. Also, talking of marriage, how you feel left out etc. is off the cards.
6. DO NOT MENTION ABOUT PAST RELATIONSHIPS
Talking about your past relationships while you are on a date tells your date you have not moved on. It proves to be a hindrance in your rendezvous. After all nobody wants to spend the first date wiping tears.
7. DO NOT TALK ABOUT YOUR PROBLEMS
Moaning about your problems while on a date can be very annoying for the person with you. Dating is supposed to be pleasant; it is supposed to be a venue for two people to get to know each other.
8. DO NOT ORDER MESSY FOOD
You will probably be nervous on your first date, which means you are more likely to make awkward mistakes. Avoid the opportunity of making clumsy mistake by ordering food that’s not messy.
9. DO NOT EAT LIKE A GLUTTON
The objective of a date is to have a pleasant conversation. Eating is just an excuse for the date. It is embarrassing and annoying to talk while eating on a date.
10. DO NOT COMPLAIN ABOUT THE BILL
Not complaining about the bill is more about being considerate than being pretentious. Make sure you have enough money when you go on a date so that the bill doesn’t catch you by astonishment.
11. DO NOT LIE
Honesty is an essential part of any relationship. Do not base the beginning of any relationship on a falsehood since such relationships will be flabby and may not last long.
12. DO NOT COMPARE
A woman hates comparison with the other women. It is crucial to go along that every woman has an identity and you should give due respect to it otherwise it can be troublesome.
13. DO NOT BE A BRAGGADOCIA
Boasting about your own deeds irrespective of whether the partner is interested can be an anti-climax. So, avoid boasting about yourself in a bid to leave a lasting impression on a date.
14. DO NOT ACT NERVOUS
Assertiveness will help you score some brownie points on a first date as women like confident men. Confidence and sense of humor go well on a first date.
15. DO NOT TELL YOUR DATE YOU ARE IN LOVE
It is crazy to tell somebody that you love them on a very first date. Even if you believe in love at first sight, these are very strong words that carry a host of expectations.
16. DO NOT FORGET TO MAKE SURE SHE GETS HOME SAFE
Guys, be gentleman enough to drive your date safely to home. Make sure she gets home safe. It shows that you do care for your date.