How you self-sabotage on first dates


Could it be something you did or said? Find out here:

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Arriving late

There’s being ten minutes late and then there’s being an hour late and you know which one would annoy even you. Respecting time on a first date is a great impression to always give a potential partner as this shows you’re taking him seriously.

If you’re running late, communicate and no matter what, don’t lie and say you’re five minutes away when you know you haven’t left home.

Being on your phone

I’m sure putting away your phone for just a few hours just so your date can have your undivided attention won’t hurt. Unless it’s an emergency, constantly being on your phone is a turn off on first dates. Is the date with him or with your phone? You decide.

Being rude to the staff

Having a date who’s impatient and outright rude to the staff is embarassing. Remember you’re out with him so automatically people assume that behaviour is common between the two of you.

Respect goes both ways, and if you aren’t willing to give it to the waiter then clearly you won’t do the same to your man.

Having issues with food

He stops at a great ice cream place and instead of you making it a fun activity you let him eat alone or worse, leave him there alone because ‘you’re on a diet’.

You don’t know when to stop

Being quiet on first dates can also men off. But going on and on without giving him a chance to get a few words in is also overwhelming and can make it seem like you aren’t interested in anything he has to say.

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