7 More First Date Mistakes to Avoid At All Cost!
Here’s 7 more first date mistakes to avoid to add to the 10 Early Dating Mistakes to Avoid, already published.
Scroll down to discover the first date mistakes to avoid that may seem obvious, however they are made time and time again!
You will also discover the Dating Pet Peeves of various Zodiac Signs!
First Date Mistakes to Avoid #1
Personal hygiene – lack of
A dating deal breaker for both men and women is showing up without having spent some time on personal hygiene. If you are too lazy to brush and floss your teeth before you meet up, then you would be better to stay home.
Other major dating turn offs include:
- wiping your mouth on the sleeve of your shirt after eating
- coughing and spitting
- body odor
#2 Dating Deal Breaker
Be the real you and do not lie
Don’t be tempted to pretend be someone you’re not online or through text messages. Showing up in person and looking and acting totally differently will make your date feel foolish and that they have been conned.
Example: a girl who pretends to be into things the guy likes just to impress him. Or the guy who says he has great abs, when actually he has a distinct beer belly.
What both men and women really appreciate is someone who’s honest with them right from the start.
Don’t lie about your looks, height, body type or your hobbies or interests just to get someone interested. When the truth comes out (and it will), it will only backfire on you.
At the end of the day, you want to date someone who likes the real you, not some figment of your imagination who doesn’t exist.
Star Signs who do not tolerate fake people
First Date Mistakes to Avoid #3
Smoking and drinking too much
Certain habits can also make you less than desirable on a date.
If your date does not smoke, then anyone who smells like cigarette smoke can be a dating deal breaker to some people.
I have to admit that this was a big dating turnoff for me. I think there was only one guy I ever dated who smoked.
People who drink more than their limit on a date are a turnoff, too. It can be totally embarrassing for someone who barely knows you.
Zodiac Signs Who Can Drink Too Much in Inappropriate Situations
#4 First Date Mistakes to Avoid
Discussing unresolved personal issues
Everyone in the world has some emotional wounds from their life experiences. Having experienced personal problems is nothing to be ashamed of and is normal.
However, dragging these issues around on dates, especially on early dates, is a sure-fire way to turn someone off.
Personal issues that are deal breakers involve things like not being able to let go and move on from things that have caused hurt or heart-break and burdening your date with the fact.
Your date doesn’t want to hear about the times your former friend stole money. Nor do they want to hear about the friend who moved out of the State without paying their share of the rent.
They don’t want to hear about daddy or mummy issues. Or the fact that you have not seen your brother/sister for 10 years. Neither do they need to hear about your neighbor/boss/in-laws from Hell.
If those things are eating away at you, it’s a sign that you need professional help with them rather than date and talk about them.
Your date doesn’t want to hear about everything that has happened to you that was someone else’s fault. It makes you sound whiny and immature.
And if you admit that it has driven you to try to deal with it through addiction, that is a major turn off.
Which Star Signs dislike people dwelling on the past?
Aries prefers people who find it easy to move on.
Taurus struggles with anyone who tries to bring emotional baggage to a relationship.
Never, ever compare a Leo to your Ex!
First Date Mistakes to Avoid #5
Addictions to drugs and/or alcohol
Having an addiction with drugs or alcohol is not something that’s fair to expect another person to have to deal with. Particularly if it is someone you hardly know. It is expecting too much of them emotionally.
If you have an addiction with drugs and/or with alcohol, take care of it. Get well before you start dating.
Addictions add a lot of drama to a relationship and it is not fair to expect any new date to accept or put up with it.
In any case, addictions mask the real person, mainly in a negative way. Your date will never get to know the real you.
Addicts usually have mood swings and that’s not a good way to begin a relationship.
#6 First Date Mistakes to Avoid
Being too familiar physically too fast
When you date someone, there are specific boundaries that shouldn’t be crossed. Not unless it’s clear that the other person is open to the contact.
On a first date, you cannot be too careful and it is OK to have personal boundaries. It is also OK for your date to expect you to have them too.
Treating someone like they’re an old friend is going to make the other person uncomfortable. Be careful of invading personal space.
This is more common in the way that men behave. However, women can also be guilty of this one.
For many it’s important to date someone that they’re physically attracted to. However, dating isn’t a supermarket where you can go in and start touching to see if you like what you see.
Because men are usually bigger, taller and stronger, being too close or hands on can make a woman feel uncomfortable and intimidated. Sometimes this can cross the boundaries into sexual harassment.
Never assume it’s okay to touch your date. This means that you need to make sure that you have a clear okay before you do.
Do not invade the personal space of these Star Signs
Personal space is also extremely important to Aquarius.
First Date Mistakes to Avoid #7
Being too familiar emotionally too fast
It’s not just physical contact where a date can get too familiar too quickly. Being too familiar too soon can be a deal breaker when it comes to emotions as well.
True emotional depth takes awhile to evolve. If it hasn’t been given a chance to develop over time, this can turn people off.
An example of this is when a couple have just started dating. Then by the end of the first week, one party is ready to move in together, to be exclusive, or is already talking about being in love.
This should raise warning flags, because it is usually a sign of deeper emotional issues.
Star Signs Who Avoid Needy People
Aries does not like being with people who are needy or clingy.
Another sign that would feel tied down by a clingy partner is Sagittarius.
These are just some of the first date mistakes anyone needs to avoid if they don’t want things to stop before they have even started!
Basically, all you need to do is be considerate, polite, clean and not eat like you are at a chimpanzee’s tea party!
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