For the most part, first dates are awkward. If you managed to have a first date that wasn’t awkward, it was for one of two reasons. Either you weren’t very concerned by the date, or you cared about the date a lot and you may want to consider marrying that person. Having a non-awkward first date is difficult because you feel as if you need to sell yourself to this stranger you just met. After all, you want to impress them.
You may feel like it will take a lot of effort to impress them. Magazines and online blog posts all have long lists of things you shouldn’t do on a first date. There are also plenty of lists that tell you what to do. Thanks to all of these lists, your head is probably spinning and lost. You’re in luck, this article won’t focus on what to do on a first date, and this is about what first date situations that should be avoided. Cosmopolitans list of first date tips include:
• Bring floss.
• Have positive vibes.
• Don’t talk about your ex.
• Don’t bring up sex.
We’re in living a world where we meet people through online dating apps. This can be great to meet new people, but also can be very bad. Know when you should avoid a first date situation can be lifesaving for you. Being aware of major red flags can save you time, and keep you safe. Not everyone is who they say they are online, and that can be dangerous.
If your first date is taking you to a surprise concert for a band you hate, you may want to rethink continuing that date. Better to break it off sooner, rather than later. Having a difference of opinion about music is fine, but that date is destined to end horribly if one of you isn’t enjoying yourself.
If your first date is helping them move out of their house because their landlord decided to kick them out last minute, you may want to move on to someone else. Being kicked out of a rental last minute usually means the tenant did something very bad. For a landlord to terminate a contract last minute is not convenient for anyone involved. You may want to take this as a sign and not go on the date.
Hairy legs or lips can be a turn off for some. However, the person could have honestly forgotten to shave and be a great person. Those kinds of situations are not deal breakers for first dates, unlike surprise horrible concerts, jail, or eviction notices. You need to know what is too much and what you are looking for in a person. Being aware of your limits will be a great benefit for you. Knowing that, you’ll be able to be confident with your dating decisions.