First dates can be nerve-wracking. It’s normal to be nervous about meeting a stranger. But making a good first impression is important, especially if you want that second date. Luckily, we’re here to help, so keep reading.
What are big turn-offs on a first date?
First dates can be great, awkward, exciting, and nerve-wracking. To prepare, people plan the perfect location, read up on how to keep the conversation going, and so on. What people often forget is what not to do. So below are the biggest turn-offs on a first date.
To be late
If you want to make a good first impression, showing up on time is a must. Being late shows that you’re not that interested and that your own time is more important than hers. A date is something you arrange with someone in advance, so you have plenty of time to figure out how to travel and what time to leave. Of course, something unpleasant can happen along the way, but in general, being late is not done.
Don’t be rude to the staff
The worst thing you can do is be a big asshole to the staff wherever you have your date. Not only do you show that you have no respect for other people, but it also makes the whole experience uncomfortable. If she doesn’t walk away mid-date, don’t expect her to contact you again.
Talking a lot about your ex
When you talk about your ex, it makes your date think you carry a lot of baggage or haven’t forgotten about your ex. Being authentic and honest is important, but sometimes leaving something out isn’t such a bad idea.
Focus on getting to know your date because that’s why you’re there after all. Be honest when she asks, of course, but try to keep it brief. Past relationships can be discussed more deeply if you have developed a deeper relationship with someone.
Constantly on your phone
This is a logical one. When you meet someone, your full attention should be on her. Not only is it just rude and disrespectful to your date, but it’s also super annoying.
Don’t force a second date
Finally, don’t push a second date if she doesn’t seem excited about it. Be a gentleman, have fun, enjoy the moment and make sure she has fun. Don’t make her feel uncomfortable by insisting that she go on another date with you. If the date were enjoyable for both you and her, you’d know for sure.