What Not To Say On A First Date
Before heading out with your new love interest, take some time to review what not to say on a first date. Nervous daters often spend so much time thinking of clever things to say, they forget to switch on that crucial first date filter. Avoid these topics if you are hoping for a date number two.
- "My brother just got out of rehab." Avoid sharing overly personal information about yourself or your family on the first date. It doesn't matter how badly you want to bond with this girl, you don't want her having private information until your relationship has progressed farther and you've developed a level of trust. Ask yourself if you would you want to share this with a casual acquaintance at work. If the answer is no, find another subject.
- "My ex-girlfriend was a nut job." Just like you wouldn't bad mouth your last boss during a job interview, don't start bashing an ex during the first date. Most girls are smart enough to know there are always two sides to a story, and they will wonder what you might start telling people about them farther down the road.
- "My ex-girlfriend always ordered that too." Try not to mention ex-girlfriends at all during a first date, even if it is positive or neutral information. You wouldn't want your new date to think you're still clinging to an old relationship.
- "So, who are you voting for?" Many political discussions have ruined first dates that could have otherwise been amazing. Debating the usage of tax dollars might disguise your otherwise super compatible traits.
- "Can you pay the check?" You can let her contribute if she offers, but don't bring it up yourself. If you can't afford to take a girl out, you should have found a cheaper or free date somewhere else.