Important Things To Avoid On A First Date

You're reading Important Things To Avoid On A First Date, posted on Tuesday, June 16th, 2009 at 9:50 pm in Dating, on BrainBloggers at the Relationship Guide blog. More after the jump.

First dates are very important because they are the time when both the woman or man will study the other one and determine whether or not they want to engage in a relationship with you. I have been on several first dates – but have only been on other dates with two. This is because I observe definite characteristics they have that I knew was something I did not care for.

Even so, you have to remember that the identical principles are being applied to you. If you really like somebody and want to make a good effect on them you need to know what is crucial to do and what things you should never do.

Ex Flashbacks

No one desires to hear you rant on about your ex for two hours or just for two minutes. It is normal to bring them up if they notice that you are guarded and you desire to explain why – but do not compare them and don’t keep talking about them. All that will tell them is that you are still bitter and in search for a rebound person instead of wishing to make a committed relationship.


Table manners is something that our moms taught us and for great reasons. Make sure that you are gracious to the waitress and that you eat up your food with a closed mouth. Bad table manners indicates that you are inconsiderate of other individuals or that you don’t want to grow up.

Let Them Talk

It is crucial to remember that there are two people on the date and that you should get to know each other. Do not monopolize the conversation and talk all about yourself. Ask them questions and learn what you can about how their life is. On the other hand do not be too quiet or they may think that you are very shy.

Keep The Breath Mints

Before and after you have completed eating it would be wise to eat a few breath mints to ensure that you are not giving out a foul odor. Bad breath is a terrible way to keep people from you – but if you like them do not eat up onions or garlic and use loads of breath mints.