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Major Missteps: 4 Things You Should Never Do On A First Date

First dates are a serious hit or miss situation. If you make a mistake, you've most likely ruined the chances for another date, let alone a relationship with this person. If you want to make a great impression on a first date, there are some things you definitely should avoid doing. Check out four things you should never do on a first date:

1. Have Sex

There's some debate surrounding this, but for the most part, having sex on the first date does not make a good impression. It sends the signal that you're easy and it may even make your date think that you sleep with anyone and everyone you go out with. Keep your pants on and make your date really work to earn intimacy.

2. Wear Revealing Clothes

This one is very intricately related to the prior tip. Dressing provocatively or wearing revealing clothes sends the message that you are easy. Most people like a partner who dresses modestly and doesn't show off their body…at least not on the first date.

3. Talk About Your Ex

A surefire way to ruin a first date is to talk about your ex. You need to avoid talking about exes at all costs. Even if your date asks about your previous relationships, keep it brief. Talking too much about an ex sends the message that you aren't over that ex, and it will send your date running.

4. Pretend To Be Someone You're Not

The worst thing you can do on a first date – or any date, really – is pretend to be someone you are not. Don't lie about your job, your family or your friends. Don't lie about your hobbies or what you enjoy doing. Be honest and be yourself. Being true to who you are will make the best impression you can make on a first date.

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