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Top five first date mistakes

Posted on: April 30, 2013 13:25:43

Top five first date mistakesOnce you've made contact with someone on your favourite online dating site and enjoyed some initial flirtations via email and phone, its time for a first date. Meeting a potential new boyfriend or girlfriend for the first time can be thrilling, but you're also likely to have a few nerves.

Try not to worry too much about the date beforehand, just concentrate on looking your best and getting ready in plenty of time to avoid unnecessary stress. Unfortunately, there a few things that go wrong once you arrive, but not all of them will be within your control!

Here's a brief guide to the top five mistakes to make on a first date, which should help you to sidestep some of the most common pitfalls.

1. Drinking too much

You may need a drink or two to help you loosen up and get the conversation flowing, but be sure to pace yourself and avoid getting hammered at all costs. Enjoying a couple of pints or glasses of wine is fine, but things will go badly wrong if you end up staggering around the restaurant or throwing up on your plate.

2. Talking about your ex

You might well have a particularly amusing story about one of your ex partners, or you may have just bumped into them on the way to the meeting place, but that doesn't make it suitable for first-date conversation. It's too early to start discussing former love affairs, so save it for later.

3. Appearing too keen or desperate

Your date is likely to make their excuses and run for the door within minutes if you seem desperate. Even if you have sensed a life-changing connection during your online correspondence, keep it to yourself for now.

4. Interrogating your date

Try to make sure the conversation is fun, light-hearted and two-sided. Your date won't want to feel like they're being interviewed, so go easy on the probing questions and let them get to know you as well.

5. Eating spaghetti

Spaghetti frequently tops the list of dishes not to order on a first date, as it can be difficult to eat, messy and struggling with wayward strands of pasta is a classic mood-killer. Other foods to consider avoiding include soup, garlic, chicken wings and anything that is likely to get stuck in your teeth.

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