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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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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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