Similar to first impressions, first dates can make or break you. Below are a list of mistakes you should aim to avoid on your first date.
1. Checking Out Other Women
Under no circumstance should your wandering eyes be in full effect on a first date. Your date will pay close attention to see if you check out the girl falling out of her top sporting a short skirt, so resist temptation!
2. Using Pet Names/ Terms Of Endearment Too Early
Don't scare your date off by calling her babe, bae, boo, ma, pooh bear too soon. If you barely know the girl, the special pet name will be meaningless.
3. Glued To Your Phone
These days, smartphones keep you connected, but in this case you'll be disconnected from your date. Being on your phone while on a date is impolite and rude.
4. Talking About Your Ex
Do you want to hear how much her ex was stacking or packing? No, you probably don't so don't bring up your ex either.
5. Obscene Jokes
Avoid crude jokes on the first date. Not only will you come off as an immature douchebag, but you don't know her well enough to know her sense of humor.
6. Be A Gentlemen
There's nothing wrong with opening her door or not scarfing down your food in front of her. Just try not to be a slob or constantly interrupt her.
7. Being A Know-It-All
Nobody wants to be constantly corrected. There is a difference between confidence and intelligence and a conceited jerk.
8. Drinking Too Much
On a first date there is a two drink maximum. Sure a few drinks can loosen you up and there's nothing wrong with liquid courage, but you don't want to be sloppy drunk.
9. It Is NOT An Interrogation
You don't want to be asked 21 questions and neither does she, but you also don't want to be talking about yourself too much. Don't ask more than three questions in a row and ask her a question after she asks you two questions.
10. Keep It Simple
Don't pile on the cologne and don't wear your Sunday's best to the movies. You don't want it to be obvious that you're trying too hard.
On your next first date don't forget to try to not make any the mistakes from the list. Have you ever done something on a first date you regret? Did I forget a first date mistake?