How To Avoid Early Dating Mistakes!
Here’s 10 early dating mistakes you need to avoid at all cost if you want to keep dating that new person in your life!
Scroll down to discover the early dating mistakes than can end any chance you have of dating the person you have set your sights on.
You will also learn your Zodiac Sign’s pet peeves!
Both women and men have standards when it comes to dating. Everyone has in their minds that perfect someone that they imagine building a permanent relationship with.
However, when you’re left waiting for Mr or Miss Right to come along, you can’t be blamed for sometimes starting to think the opposite sex is just far too picky.
It might surprise you to know that when it comes to deal breakers with dating, men and women are surprisingly similar in what turns them off.
Learning the early dating mistakes to avoid can help you keep the dating going.
Listed below, in no particular order, are some of the worst early dating mistakes you need to avoid and the Star Signs who you won’t impress.
Early Dating Mistakes #1
Not Knowing How to Communicate
One of the biggest early dating mistakes is communication problems. This is something that a lot of women just won’t put up with. This includes:
- not being able to talk clearly
- not knowing the difference between commonly misused words
- making eye contact
Men might think that this is just too picky. However, if a man doesn’t know how to communicate from the start, including with their eyes, then a woman will know full well that it won’t get any better as the relationship progresses.
Women put more of an emphasis on communication than men because this is how women relate – well most of them anyway!
These Zodiac Signs are particularly fussy when it comes to communication
Geminis are compulsive communicators, but they do enjoy conversation. However, a big early dating mistake is to interrupt a Gemini.
NEVER interrupt a Gemini if they are recounting a story or something that has happened.
Note: Virgo women hate the use of bad grammar.
#2 Dating Deal Breaker
Talking About Yourself Too Much
Another early dating mistake is communication. Particularly if you have a man or a woman who obviously believes they are the star in their own universe
Personally, I steer clear of people like this because it signals that they may well be a narcissist. This does not bode well for any future healthy relationship.
These kinds of people talk so much that it’s hard to get a word in edgeways. However, while it is natural for a new person in your life to want to find out more about you, give them the short story version of yourself, not the War and Peace version!
These Sun Signs avoid people who talk too much
Geminis do not like people who talk too much. Scorpios are uncomfortable answering lots of questions about themselves – so take it easy on a first date.
Early Dating Mistakes #3
Don’t jump on the Complain Train!
During an early date, whatever you do, stay off the Complain Train!
Someone that you’ve just met, or are just starting to date, doesn’t want to hear all about the job that you hate, or the really bad day you’ve just had.
Star Signs who who prefer to avoid complainers
#4 Dating Deal Breaker
Talking about your Ex
Communication during a date means communicating with the date. This means that you should be talking about what each other likes.
It doesn’t mean that this is a fresh avenue for you to vent all of your resentment and heartache about your Ex.
Bringing your Ex into the conversation, is a BIG early dating mistake. This is because it shows that you haven’t worked through all your negative feelings about that former flame.
No one wants a glimpse of the excess baggage you’ll be bringing along if they carry on dating you.
Talking about your Ex is selfish and inconsiderate. It’s a major dating mistake to use someone you barely know as a sounding board about the lost loves in your life.
You might think that you’re connecting by expressing your feelings about your Ex. However, the other person will probably:
a) get bored and b) feel like they should be charging you a therapy fee!
It is really important that you work through your issues about your Ex before you move on to dating someone new.
If splitting with your Ex continues to cause you issues then see a real therapist. This means that all of your issues with that situation are resolved prior to you dating someone else.
You’ll be doing yourself (and anyone you date) a big favor!
Star Signs that don’t want to hear about your Ex
ALL OF THEM!
Early Dating Mistakes #5
Being impolite, rude or disrespectful
The majority of people know how to be polite. Sadly, some do not.
Anyone who doesn’t know how to be polite, can be a real dating turn off. This includes being curt or rude to people serving in restaurants and shops.
It also includes being rude to your friends.
Your date will end up wondering if that’s how you treat other people, then will you start to treat him or her that way as well?
Which Starsigns do not like rude behavior?
Also do not put down a Cancer.
Which brings us on to the next big dating no-no….
#6 Dating Deal Breaker
Being racist, sexist or homo-phobic
Having an intolerance toward people who have different religions, are from different cultures or races, or have different sexual preferences is usually a massive turn-off for decent people.
Being small minded or making bigoted or racist comments is definitely the way to make sure you won’t ever date that person again.
Early Dating Mistakes #7
Lack of basic table manners
If you haven’t mastered basic table manners, then GET IT SORTED before you hit the dating circuit.
Here’s a table manners checklist:
1. don’t put your elbows on the table
2. don’t slouch down so far in your chair that it looks like you’re practically resting on your neck
3. keep your mouth closed when chewing
4. don’t talk with your mouth full
These are HUGE dating deal breakers – especially for women.
And there’s more:
5. don’t slurp your food or drink
6. don’t push your food onto your fork with your fingers
7. don’t burp (or worse!)
8. don’t pick your teeth
If something tastes terrible, don’t make a show of spitting it out. Discreetly remove it with a napkin.
If something is out of reach, ask for it. Don’t reach across the table and grab it.
Zodiac Signs that cannot deal with poor table manners
A Virgo will find a lack of basic table manners very annoying. People who chew very loudly drive them to distraction.
Capricorn will be totally turned off if you speak with your mouth full!
If you are dining out with an Aries, you will drive them nuts if you take ages to choose from the menu.
#8 Dating Deal Breaker
One of the biggest issues among both men and women are dates that use their cell phone. Text or take a call during a date, unless it’s an absolute emergency, and you can bet you’ll probably never get another date.
It’s rude and totally inconsiderate to pay attention to someone via the phone who isn’t even there!
Which Star Signs will be annoyed if you use your Cell Phone on a date?
Aquarius certainly will not forgive anyone who gets their phone out at the table, unless it is a dire emergency.
This is also a big pet peeve for Pisces. Pisces want to engage with the people they are with. If those people are half listening while distracted by their phones, this drives Pisces mad.
Early Dating Mistakes #9
Expecting your date to like everything you like
Just because you like a certain style of music doesn’t guarantee your date will. To expect someone to give in to your tastes is another dating turnoff.
Instead of looking for someone that is exactly like you when it comes to preferences, learn how to explore and appreciate the differences.
It will keep things interesting.
Besides, it is rude and inconsiderate to be sarcastic, put down or to make fun of something that your date finds appealing or interesting.
You will come across as mean and bullying if you make fun of someone just because they’re into things that you’re not.
Do not put down these Star Signs in particular
Never put down an Aquarius or a Cancerian!
Pisces cannot cope with sarcasm or unkindness.
If a Sagittarius is enthusiastic about anything that does not float your boat, be careful how you handle it. They are driven crazy by anyone who tries to put a dampner on their enthusiasm.
#10 Dating Deal Breaker
Not taking care of your appearance
Let’s get this straight – men and women aren’t looking for someone who doesn’t have any flaws. However, they do look for someone who takes care of his or her appearance.
This can range from clothing choice to hygiene habits.
You should always look your best when you show up for a date, even if it’s a casual date.
I don’t mean your best dress or suit. Just be clean and dress for the occasion.
Your favorite worn sweatpants might be comfortable. However, the signal they will give is that you couldn’t be bothered to put in much effort.
Save the around the house clothes for … yep, around the house.
Don’t wear a pair of shoes that could be worn for cleaning out the garage or gardening. Wear shoes that fit the occasion. For example, don’t wear high heels for a walk in the countryside!
That bright Hawaiian shirt might look great on a vacation, but on a date, it’s better to choose clothes and shoes that blend in to the surroundings.
Save the bolder choices for a later date (if you get that far!)
Watch how you dress with these Zodiac Signs
Appearance is important to these star signs: Taurus and Virgos who cannot cope with messy people or those who are dirty.
Aquarius is bored by people who wear the same clothes all the time.
Poor appearance is a big turnoff for Libra.
Dating in today’s “must have it now” world is not easy. However, there are plenty of good men and women, of all ages, looking for that special someone.
Once you have navigated your way through the first few dates, if you are really keen on him, here’s a guide that will help you make sure things don’t stagnate.
Think about what your deal breakers are. Then try to find someone who suits your personal preferences!
Comment below to let us know your dating deal breakers.