Everyone has got a bad date story these days. For anyone trying (and failing) to get their head around dating apps or online dating, these constant nightmare scenarios can feel like a sick joke some evil witch is playing on you.
To stop us all from becoming everything we hate, and screwing up before making an impression, this are things you must avoid doing on your first date.
- Turning up late
It feels like if you know you’ve got somewhere important to be, you should just naturally leave extra ‘just-incase’ time to get there. Being late signals you’re not that arsed and actually value your own time more than someone else’s. Bad vibes from the get go.
- Offering unwanted life advice
Men mostly like to do this allot, There’s a number of dudes out there who will either try to mansplain your own career to you, or offer advice for your life in general. This can make the other person feel inferior from the get go, To avoid royally peeing off your date, keep your unwanted advice to yourself.
- Constantly check your phone
Are you actually listening to a word I’m saying because it looks like you’re scrolling through your mate’s dog’s Instagram? This is a rude, disrespectful and annoying attitude. You should have your phone out of the way of your date, or have it ruin your first impression.