Top Ten Things Never to Do on a First Date
Going on a first date is always a bit scary, to say the least. What should you wear and how should you act? Does he have the same interests as you do and will you be able to carry on a conversation without getting all tongue-tied? If it helps, you are not alone and most girls around the world worry just the same as you do. According to information floating around out there, the general consensus seems to be that there are quite a few things you should never do on a first date. Here are the top.
1) Talk about Other Guys
There is nothing more demoralizing to a guy than to have a girl talk about other guys she has been out with. He wonders if you are making a comparison and why? If you don’t have anything else to talk about, ask him about his interests. That should give you a good place to start. It is, however, okay to mention casually that you have been married before if you have. Just don’t go into sordid details about the divorce.
2) Eat Spaghetti
It may sound a bit silly, but one thing you never want to do on a first date is eat foods that are sloppy and spaghetti seems to top the list. Besides getting sauce all over, it is almost impossible to eat a forkful without slurping that last string in!
3) Smoke Cigarettes
How would you like to kiss an ashtray? If you would like that end of the date first-kiss, don’t smoke. There are alternatives that don’t smell nasty. You might like ecigs or vaping devices. In fact, the latest generation allows you better control so that you can take a quick puff and not hack your brains out. If you haven’t seen or heard of a variable voltage ecig, check them out. They are also quite trendy so you needn’t worry about making a bad impression.
4) Eat Garlic or Onions
Again, we’re back to that first kiss on a first date. If you want to get that kiss, never eat garlic or onions even if you carry breath mints. It takes forever to get rid of that horrible odor and even parsley doesn’t help. Any food that leaves bad breath should be avoided, as a matter of fact.
5) Pick Your Teeth
This is just an example of something that is gross and even socially unacceptable when out in public. It is unladylike and something you may do subconsciously after dinner. Other things you may wish to avoid would be burping or passing gas. If you must, excuse yourself and go to the lady’s room.
6) Talk about Getting Serious
You may think you have met Mr. Right. He is handsome, intelligent, has a good job and all those qualities you are looking for in a husband. Whatever you do, don’t ever mention marriage or going steady on a first date. You’ll scare him away before you even have a chance at a second date.
7) Talk Too Much
It’s ok to talk, but don’t be a chatter box. Quite often when you talk incessantly you end up talking about things that are better left unsaid. Give him a chance to talk and if he seems quiet or reserved, draw him out with questions about himself.
8) Forget to Mention You Have Kids
Some women are afraid to mention that they have children at home. Perhaps this guy doesn’t want kids or has never been exposed to them in a relationship. What a shock it would be to pick you up at the door only to have your 7 year old answer the bell!
9) Flirt with Other Guys
Flirting may be great for your ego but it certainly shoots a guy’s ego down. Why would you even think about flirting with another guy anyway? If the one you are out with isn’t exciting enough, have him drop you at home. Obviously you wanted to be there, so act like it.
10) Ask about His Ex-Girlfriends/Wives
Finally, in a fit of insecurity, don’t ask about his ex-girlfriends or wives. If he wants to mention exes at some point down the road, fine, but on a first date isn’t the time to run him through the ringer.
On a first date always just relax and try to have a good time. Get to know each other and don’t worry about tomorrow. Keep these top ten things to never do on a first date in mind and you should be able to sit back, relax and have the time of your life.