If you are lucky enough to score a first date with a man or woman of your choosing, then you can definitely feel like you are on top of the world.
However, getting “through the door” so to speak is only just the beginning, and doesn’t guarantee anything in terms of the longevity of your relationship with this person.
In fact, many romantic interests do not even make it past that very first date, for a variety of reasons.
Sometimes, the two of you simply don’t connect on a deep enough level to keep the relationship going further, although that sort of realization typically doesn’t happen until much later on in the dating process.
Rather, most first dates effectively end the relationship because of huge turn-offs that almost instantly make one person want to never see you again, if not want to completely leave you instantly right then and there.
Here, we will discuss some of the most common first date mistakes that you can make, so that you can avoid them on your next first date.
The first mistake people make is not dressing for the occasion.
Just because it is a first date and maybe because you are a bit nervous, doesn’t mean that you can dress poorly.
Doing so will immediately signal to your date that you aren’t taking the date seriously.
You should always dress properly for the occasion, especially if you are going out to a nice fancy dinner or restaurant.
But even if you are going to a fast-food chain for your first date, you still should be dressed presentably.
In other words, make it 100% obvious to your date that you dressed up to impress her, which will go a long way towards keeping your first date on the rails.
Another common first date mistake is getting too personal in your conversations.
For example, you might start asking about their relationship history, or even worse, their sexual history, which are both big red flags to a girl.
Not only does it make you seem overeager and make it look like you are trying to size her up, but it also just makes you look creepy.
Even things such as politics or religion should be completely off limits on a first date, and even a second or third date for that matter.
And last on our list, although this is not technically a “mistake”
in the typical sense of the word, it is definitely something that you need to
consider and keep in mind throughout the entirely
of your date.
This involves your overall body language.
Your body language communicates a lot more to others than you may realize, even more so than verbal communication.
So while you may be saying all of the right things on your date, your body may be saying things otherwise, and things that can derail your first date more than your spoken words ever could.
For example, don’t go staring at other men or women while on your date, because they will definitely notice that and (rightly) feel as though you aren’t as interested in them as you say you are.
Instead, make it a point to always keep your eyes on him or her, and sit up straight and present yourself in a way that shows that you truly want to be there with them, and nowhere else.
If you keep these tips in mind while on your first date, we can’t guarantee that it will go perfectly.
But at the very least, you will be in a great position to show off your very best and hopefully earn that second date with him or her!