6 things you should stop doing on first dates

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Explaining your outfit

Some dates are surprises and you never know how to dress for them. You could either be underdressed or overdressed, this however isn’t your fault as you didn’t know. The last thing on your date’s mind is whether you’re wearing the highest heels or not, he’s just happy you’re there.

Hugging or shaking hands?

Getting this wrong can dampen the mood for their entire date. So, do yourself a favour and decide prior to the date. Don’t get too close to the guy, giving him an idea that you’re going in for a hug only to give him a hand shake.

Second guessing yourself

Dates are meant to be fun and refreshing so there’s absolutely no reason to apologise for anything. Your date might not be accustomed to the scene or the food at the location you picked and that’s okay, it’s part of experiencing new things.

‘On our second date’

You can tell your date about all your favorite things, from movies, to music and food, but don’t mention the words ‘second date’ when you haven’t even gotten through the first date. Men don’t like pressure, so let the second date happen naturally, don’t force it.

Asking if he’s enjoying himself?

Questions like ‘am I good date’ or whether he’s having fun can result in an awkward moment. Chances are, he doesn’t know how to respond to that so avoid putting him in the corner. Both your body language will give it away if you’re enjoying yourselves or not.

Thank him for not being a serial killer

Yes we know there are crazy people out there and it’s truly a relief when you find that your date isn’t a serial killer or something of the sort. But thanking him just says how little you thought of him.

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