When it comes to meeting someone of interest for the first time, or going on the first date, no matter how many first dates we have already had, the excitement seems to be overflowing over the brim. And, why wouldn’t it be? This might be the opportunity to meet our future life partner.
Certainly, none of us wishes that our first date be anything less than perfect! But, even after all the careful planning things can go south pretty fast. Don’t worry, though. If you keep a few things in mind and avoid committing some of these dreadful mistakes, things should be smooth and fine!
What should you never do on first dates?
It’s always better safe than sorry while dating. So, let’s find out what you need to avoid doing on the first date, at all cost.
1. Ignoring personal hygiene
Yes, no matter who you are meeting, your first impression matters. And, call it unfair, but your date will judge you by looks. You need not be ravishingly beautiful or stunningly handsome, but what you simply cannot afford to do is turning up shaggily dressed, with dirty shoes (shoes are extremely important), and smelling awful. Use deodorant or perfume or aftershave. Dress up for the occasion.
2. Forget manners
Chivalry is still appreciated and will take you a long way! Also, be nice, friendly and polite, not just with your date, but also with others. You will be judged. And, please don’t eat with your mouth open!
3. Be full of yourself
Please, let your partner speak. Don’t keep talking all about yourself. You might wish your partner to know about you, but let the questions come in. Also, you need to ask questions too, and definitely wait for your partner to answer. Listen, it’s extremely important.
4. Babysit your date
Both of you are grown up and you need not speak on behalf of your date. It is extremely rude as well. Allow your date to order food and drinks. Do so only if you are asked to.
5. Get drunk
A drink or two certainly makes the mood with Toronto escorts, but don’t drink more than you can handle. Drinks can also make you say or do things that you do not wish to. So, keep it within check. And, certainly never leave your drink unattended while you are out with a stranger.
6. Commenting on your date’s eating
No idea why, but some people think that it is cool to talk about food! You can ask if your date is enjoying the food, but that’s all about it. Don’t comment how little and definitely not how much your date is ordering!
7. Leap into the future
Yes, you might have already fallen for this person, or might be trying to find out more about your date’s future plans, but talking all about family and marriage and children is certainly not the first date thing. It can be overwhelming and scary too for your date.
8. Delve into past
You should also never start speaking about your past relationship(s). This makes the other person feel that you are still not ready for a new relationship. You definitely don’t want that!
9. Get into serious topics
Some topics can start a debate and these are best left away from any date, not just the first one. Keep the discussion light and hearty!
10. Act cheap with the bill
Guys, you need to pick up a place where you are comfortable with the rates. Even today it is considered that the guy will pay the bill since he asks the girl out on a date! Girls, it’s equality nowadays. At least ask to chip in. This creates a positive impression. Guys love dating self-sufficient girls.
While there are other things to consider as well, but unless you act creepy and keep these things in mind, dating should be pretty wonderful!