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7 First Date Mistakes You Can't Afford to Make

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7 First Date Mistakes You Can't Afford to Make
Talking about your ex will not get you a second date.
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.

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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.

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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...

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