First dates are tricky. You don’t know the other person well enough to know what they’d like and what not. Everyone tries to put their best foot forward when on the first date. Still, there are some things that slip our notice.
Many times we don’t realize we have spoken something that might be a huge turnoff for the other person. Ladies, if you want your first date to convert to a second one, avoid any and all mention of the following topics.
1. Mentioning Marriage
The First date is not the time to be talking of anything long term and marriage is definitely off the table. Anyone would get intimidated if you start talking about being together forever on first meeting them.
2. Going on and on about your workday
They have had a tiring day of their own and the last thing they want is to be reminded of their 9-5 routine. So unless you’re a wizard or a time lord, don’t bore them with more work talk.
3. Spending too much time on your phones
Cell Phones are the worst when it comes to first dates. Everyone is awkward and they just stare into their screens or updating their best friends about how it is going. Talk to each other instead.
4. Assuming they’ll shell out for the bill
Those days are past ladies. Stand up for your equal rights and think of your duties as well. Going Dutch is in vogue now and rightfully so.
5. Not showing any interest in the conversation
If you seem bored and are not following what he is saying, why are you even there? Put some effort at least, and don’t call him back if he bores you that much.
6. Talking in a falsetto
High pitched baby voices sound cute only in two cases- number 1: talking to real babies. Number 2: inside your head. Avoid at all costs.
7. Finding something to complain about
You might be unhappy with the arrangements or the food is not up to your usual standards. But constantly cribbing will just make it all a lot worse and it will be impossible for either of you to enjoy your night at all.
8. Not acknowledging their compliments
Being humble and shy is one thing, but constantly ignoring when they compliment you stand on the verge of being rude.
9. Trying to control everything
Partnerships are not about who is in charge. Everyone is an equal. Moreover, this is just a first date. Go easy and try to enjoy yourself.