Things Not to do on a Date

Browsing those online personals and dating sites is totally worth it if you end up meeting someone worthy of taking out on a real date. Sure, you can’t know for certain if things are going to work out, but just being able to try it in live-time is a victory in itself.

Whether you’re a man or woman, there are certain things you should never do on a date.

1: Beating a dead horse

You should mutually know halfway through the date if things have a chance of working out further. If you’re trying to read your date and all you’re seeing is a “no!” then don’t drag it out. It’s simply a waste of time.

2: Bringing up other dates

You should never talk about previous boyfriends or girlfriends. Even if you’re only speaking about other guys or girls you met using the same online personals, it’s not something your date wants to hear about.

3: No sex talk

Being flirty and playful is okay, but save that x-rated stuff for the bedroom – if you’re ever able to get there. The first date is no place for bedroom talk.

4: Only kiss for seconds

If you’re not planning on having another date with this person or on seeing them again, then don’t lead them on by kissing them. It’s just cruel and can cause more trouble than it’s worth.

5: Show up!

A lot of tips you’ll read out there will suggest showing up 5 or 10 minutes late for whatever reasons. This move hasn’t been fashionable since the 1980s when corny teen movies were the rage. Show up on time and never leave your date waiting.