5 First Date Faux Pas You Shouldn't Make

Written by Shreya ContractorSep 19, 2018
5 first date faux pas you shouldn't make

Just like having first dates never goes out of style, neither does writing/reading about them. With each date (gone wrong) comes a realization of things to not do on your next one—bringing up exes, waiting on them to clear the cheque while you politely smile and the biggest faux pas of all, dressing like there’s a party in town that you didn’t get called for, so you ended up at Gloria Jean’s instead. Facepalm!

But, these are only the basics. We have a whole new updated list of faux pas to not commit on your next date—thanks to our abundant experience in ADD (another dating disaster). You're welcome.


Faux Pas #1: Going to your ‘usual place’

Faux Pas #5: Expecting it to end at home

It's a date, not a post lecture hangout. So if the thought of your local burger joint comes to mind, no matter how delish their cheese fries, put the thought aside till at least after the fifth date. Put in a little effort. How else are you going to impress them if you can't even woo them?


Faux Pas #2: Showing up &lsquo;fashionably <a href="https://www.bebeautiful.in/lifestyle/art-and-culture/no-more-getting-late-how-to-be-on-time">late</a>&rsquo;

Faux Pas #5: Expecting it to end at home

You may be quite the diva amongst your friends, and they might even put up with it, but don't expect that from everyone else. Especially not your date who doesn't even know you yet. You might risk giving out the wrong impression and may even put them off—because they were there on time, weren’t they?


Faux Pas #3: Drinking too much

Faux Pas #5: Expecting it to end at home

Way to give out a classy first impression! If your plan was to make your date regret the date then this is spot on! Those slurring words of yours, with occasional swearing, are so impressive—they set a benchmark in the history of the worst first dates ever. Need we say more? Get a grip!


Faux Pas #4: Being a complete turnoff

Faux Pas #5: Expecting it to end at home

You don't have to be drunk to completely kill the vibe, there are plenty others ways to do it. Like dressing sloppy, being cocky, showing arrogance, or worse, muscles (or cleavage)—ugh! Clearly you have very little to offer to let your body do the talking. Could we please excuse ourselves (and never return)?


Faux Pas #5: Expecting it to end at home

Faux Pas #5: Expecting it to end at home

Nuh-uh, not so soon hon! We only just met. Yes, we had a good time, but I'm not even sure I like you yet. You're only making it worse by hinting at ‘chilling some more’. Let's pace it out, shall we? See if we still vibe on the next date (or after five more), then we shall think about ‘chilling some more’. Capisce?

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