First dates can be stressful and nerve-wracking, but every great relationship starts with a first date. The first date determines whether or not you want to pursue a relationship with someone. If the date goes well, you may have found your match. On the other hand, if the date goes horribly, this person will want nothing to do with you. So how do you make sure the date goes well? What should you do to make it a great first date? Well, we know what you shouldn't do! We've got five first date dealbreakers that you will want to avoid:
1. Talking About An Ex
Nothing will send a new beau running faster that talking about your ex. Keep any and all conversations about exes to a bare minimum. You should only mention exes if you are directly asked about them, and even then keep it to a minimum. Talking about your ex will only make your date think that you are still hung up on an old flame.
2. Constantly Being On The Phone
Using your phone too much is one of the worst first date dealbreakers. It's okay to use your phone in an emergency, but it's downright rude to keep checking your texts or taking phone calls when you are out with someone. This just shows your date that you are not interested in them at all and it is incredibly disrespectful.
3. Complaining Too Much
No one likes a negative person. If you complain too much on your first date, it will give them a glimpse into what a relationship with you would be like: a nightmare. It's one thing to voice your concern over something you don't like, but if you're picking everything apart, it will just show that you are a negative person who is difficult to please.
4. Being Rude to Waiters/Servers
One of the worst first date dealbreakers is being rude to wait staff. Being rude to your waiter or waitress shows your date that you have no respect for other people. This includes not leaving your server a tip. Not leaving a tip for a server, or leaving a miniscule tip, is insulting. Your date will not appreciate your disrespect or insensitivity towards other people.
5. Canceling At The Last Minute
The worst of all the first date dealbreakers is not having a date at all. It's understandable if there is a genuine emergency. Your date will likely understand that. But if you cancel at the last minute because you forgot, or because you've made other plans, you are not being respectful of your date's time. This will show your date that you are flakey and cannot be counted on. It also shows that meeting them was not worth your time.