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5 Mistakes You Shouldn’t Make On A First Date

Titilayo Ilori

When going on a date with someone for the first time, you need to be careful. You never know what the other person is looking out for. So, you should be yourself and don’t try too hard to impress. These are the fives mistakes you should not make on a first date.

1. Scheduling a date and canceling at the last minute

This might happen as a result of a tight schedule or for personal reasons, but it is good to let your date understand the reason or reasons for cancelling and apologise.

But after a cancellation, if you agree on another date, you must try your best not to cancel again, otherwise your date will see you as an irresponsible person.

2. Overdressing or dressing down

If you are going on a date with someone for the first time, it is best to know where you are going in order to know what to wear. Dressing inappropriately will make your date uncomfortable and this will definitely spoil your fun.

3. Ordering for your date

You might think you are doing your date a favour by ordering a meal for them, but it is wrong. Allow your partner to order for whatever he or she pleases. If you force a particular meal on your partner, this might ruin the entire date.

4. Staring at the time

If you keep staring at your wristwatch during a date, it will make your date feel uncomfortable. Your date might think he or she is boring you and you are ready to go.

5. Being dishonest

The lies we tell always come back to haunt us one way or another. You are on a date to know each other better, so why would you want to lie? Say things the way they are. Your partner might end up liking you for who you are and not what you are trying to portray.