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6 Biggest First Date No-No’s for Men

Arriving late

Arriving late
Arriving late

Here is a simple personal rule, if someone doesn't value your time, then that person should be brought in the know-how of things. Out of all the things we have, time is the most precious, and so value yours as well as others’ time.

Making her wait for over 5 -minutes is a no-no. Even after getting there, you have to put an extra effort to compensate for the negative points you got for being late.

Avoid talking about the ex

Avoid talking about the ex
Avoid talking about the ex

Everyone has some or other sort of relationship baggage and the first date is not the right time to reveal it. First dates are about new beginnings and bad memories from the past have no place there.

Yes, eventually you have to talk about your ex, but that should be way down the road. However, if the other person asks questions about your past relationships, avoid saying too many negative or positive things, and definitely do not make a comparison. I repeat, do not compare.

Talking about future

Talking about future
Talking about future

Seriously? You just met him/her and already started chatting about marriage or favorite honeymoon destination? You will mostly never see her again if you make this mistake.

Despite how much you like the other person, take things one step at a time, that too baby steps.

Checking your phone constantly

Checking your phone constantly
Checking your phone constantly

Yes, we all are prone to making this mistake, and only a few have the willpower and discipline to not check their phone every 30 seconds.

However, it is of high importance that you give all of your attention to the person sitting opposite to you than the device in your pocket or purse. One thing you must do is to put your phone in ' Do Not Disturb' mode or ' Silent' at least. If you find it difficult to focus on what is in front you, then click here to read about our article on mindfulness.

Talking about your problems

Talking about your problems
Talking about your problems

You may be broke, sans true friends or might be grappling with a stingy boss or landlord. But the first date is not the time to bring those things up. One may argue about the need for having transparency. But all that after the person started to like you for who you are. Talking about family problems, issues at work or financial problems must be avoided at all costs on the first date.

Talking about yourself endlessly

Talking about yourself endlessly
Talking about yourself endlessly

You are there to impress and win over the other person and talking about your accomplishments and adventures is important. But the key here is to do it in moderation. No one likes to listen to someone boasting about themselves all the evening. If you want to speak about an accomplishment of yours, then make sure it is in accordance with the topic of your conversation or else you will come across as trying too hard to impress.

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