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Who hasn’t got a bad date story nowadays? Going on a first date with a woman you really like can be a nerve-racking experience. You might second guess your every move or wonder what she’s really thinking about you. While every woman is different, there are a few things that should always be avoided on a first date.
Here are the top 5 things men should never do on a first date.
1. INSIST ON PICKING HER UP AT HOME
It’s great that you want to pick up your date at her home, you probably think it’s the gentlemanly thing to do, and while your intentions might be in the right place, insisting on coming to a woman’s home on the first date can really turn her off before the date has even started! In this day and age, many women prefer to meet their date at an agreed upon public location. When setting up your date, offer to swing by and pick her up, but if she resists, drop it and suggest meeting up at a restaurant instead.
2. SHOW UP LATE
No matter if you’re picking her up or meeting her somewhere, it’s important to be on time! Bonus points if you’re 3-5 minutes early! If something happens outside of your control to delay you -you’re stuck in massive traffic, or you got called into a work meeting- let her know right away with a quick and sincere text message. She’ll be much more understanding if you keep her in the loop and apologize profusely than if you just keep her waiting, wondering if you’re standing her up or not.
3. PUT NO EFFORT INTO YOUR APPEARENCE
Many men complain that they don’t know how to dress for a date or consider jeans and a slightly wrinkled t-shirt “nice”. When you reach into your closet blindly, grabbing whatever is on the floor and throw it on, don’t bother shaving or doing your hair and skip the deodorant, a woman is going to assume you don’t care very much about impressing her. It’s not about having the best personal style or model good looks, it’s about the effort you put into your appearance before a date.
4. DRINK TOO MUCH
To have a few drinks on a first date is totally fine, even encouraged…it helps the conversation flow a bit more freely! However, this doesn’t mean that you should throw back six beers and a few shots of tequila. Pace yourself and remain in control of yourself at all times.
5. TALK ABOUT SEX
…even if you’re just joking! I get it, it’s a first date and you’re attracted to her, and playfully want her to know. Talking about sexual things or constantly throwing innuendos into your conversation can backfire quickly and get you demoted from “cute” to “creep” in an instant.