7 First Date Mistakes You Can't Afford to Make

By

7 First Date Mistakes You Can't Afford to Make
Are you guilty of any of these dating sins? Find out why you're not getting past the first date.

[Contributed by: Most Brave Girl]

You might already recognize some of these as immediate red flags, but they bear repeating. If you are doing any of these things on a first date, please, please stop.

 

7. Be Too Self-Deprecating or Too Complimentary
"Man you are soooo hot! Why are you going out with a disgusting troll like me? Oh man, I shouldn’t have said that, you probably think I'm weird now, don't you? I'm not good at this, but you're just soooo pretty."

6. Talk About Yourself Too Much or Brag a Lot
You think it's impressive that more than one of your cousins has told you you're a 9? Sorry, but you're right in front of me. I can see you. Let me be the judge. Don't spend the whole date talking about how awesome you are. Let your personality speak for itself.

5. Talk Too Much About Anything, or Talk About the Wrong Things
For at least the first few dates, the following topics are off limits: money, religion, politics, family problems, substance abuse, weird health issues, and people or things that you hate. Talk about something that lights you up instead of casting a serious shadow over a friendly conversation. Keep reading...

More first date advice from YourTango:

This article was originally published at Nouveau Dating . Reprinted with permission.
Article contributed by
Advanced Member

Anna Karimo

Author

Anna can see solutions where others see only blind spots and she strives to help you achieve your goals when it comes to love, dating and relationships; no matter what obstacles you encoutner. Anna is the Founder of Nouveau Dating, where experts strive to answer all of your questions and help you along the way to finding love. Sign up for our newsletters to get the newest dating tips and advice right away!

Talk to me on Facebook.

Tweet me @annakarimo.

To learn more about me check out Anna Karimo. And for help with your online dating profile check out The Perfect Profile today.

Look out for the upcoming releases of Get Him for Life and Love is Everywhere.

Location: Denver, CO
Credentials: Other
Specialties: Dating/Being Single Support
Other Articles/News by Anna Karimo:

Why You Keep Attracting the Wrong Guys & How To Change

By

Many of my friends blame themselves for every failed relationship and end up concluding that they must just be a magnet for jerks. It's a problem that lots of women struggle with all the time: They think that they only attract men who end up being terrible boyfriends. It seems like a problem with no solution because it takes your individual power away from ... Read more

The 3 Worst Habits of Mercilessly Annoying Couples

By

[Contributed by: Most Brave Girl] You finally made it. You have the sweetest, most attractive significant other ever who makes you feel like the most special little cuteybritches in the whole world. You're basking in romantic bliss. Your life is darling and perfect! So why are your friends acting so surly around you? They're not jealous. ... Read more

Why His Bedpost Notches Don't Matter

By

[Contributed by: Most Brave Girl] Are you nervous about how many people you’ve slept with? Or nervous that your new gentleman has been quite ungentlemanly with half of the food court? If one of you is on the low end or the high end of the sex partner number spectrum, you might be dealing with some feelings of uneasiness and discomfort. However, there ... Read more

See More

 
PARTNER POSTS