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First Date Don’ts: 25 Things You Should Never Do On A First Date

Everyone has been nervous about a “first date” at some point in their lives. You don't want to do something to make yourself look stupid. You also don't want to do anything to offend your date and scare them away from you forever. If you want there to be a second date, you need to make sure the first one goes smoothly. Check out our list of twenty-five things you should never do on a first date:

  1. Arrive late.
  2. Bring them an expensive gift.
  3. Complain about where the date is.
  4. Tell them what to order if you're at a restaurant.
  5. Ask personal questions.
  6. Get too touchy-feely.
  7. Be cheap.
  8. Brag about yourself incessantly.
  9. Dress too revealing or provocatively.
  10. Talk about how desperate you are to have kids.
  11. Obviously pretend to be interested in something you're not actually interested in.
  12. Be afraid to eat in front of them.
  13. Assume they're going to pay for everything.
  14. Talk about your exes or past relationships.
  15. Whine about your life.
  16. Do anything vulgar like spitting or burping.
  17. Dress too casually, like in pajamas or sweats.
  18. Talk on your phone or text during the date.
  19. Lick your fingers after eating.
  20. Chew with your mouth open.
  21. Leave the waiter a bad tip or no tip at all.
  22. Bring up touchy subjects like politics or religion.
  23. Make sexual innuendos or raunchy jokes.
  24. Expect your date to owe you any sexual favors.
  25. Automatically assume there's going to be a second date unless it is specifically discussed.

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