8 things not to do on the first date.

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    11-21-2008, 12:26 AM
8 things not to do on the first date.

Ah, the first date -- you've been primping and plucking, and it's finally show time. After all that work you don't want to send them running for the hills because of something thoughtless you did at the table or in the car. Here are eight key guidelines on what to avoid...

"I Don't Valet" Sure, some people don't like to leave their cars in the hands of a valet. We get that. But if you've driven around the block more than three times and you're prepared to go an additional five until you find street parking (even if the spot is blocks away), quit while you're ahead. Avoiding the valet makes you look cheap and that's not a good look, especially on a first date.

Nix Your Ex Never go on about any of your exes. Obsessing over them makes you look insecure. And when's the last time someone found that attractive in a prospective mate? If you're still bruised over an ex or simply enjoy discussing old flames, spout off to a friend or family member -- anyone, but not that cutie who just asked you out for Friday night!
Texting... or answering your mobile phone for social purposes are big no-no's on a date. And please don't try to be sneaky or "polite" by attempting to text under the table. It's obnoxious. Ask yourself if you like the person you're with enough to leave your phone for a couple hours. If you still can't resist, go to the bathroom.
Don't Be Nosey No blowing your schnoz at the table. And you might think this goes without saying, but it doesn't: the same goes for picking your teeth. People do the most absent-minded and unattractive things on dates, so step it up a little bit. If you desperately need to take some hygienic action, simply excuse yourself and go to town some place else, just not at the table.
Play Nice Being rude to the wait staff is a major turn off. And please lay off of the snapping when you need your waiter's attention. It's always best to keep your cool -- nothing's more attractive than that.
Pass On The Pricey Stuff Ordering the 3 lb. Lobster and filet dinner or the homemade pasta with a mound of freshly shaved white truffles is obnoxious no matter who's paying. Don't go for the gold. Show a little class by sticking with the moderately priced ticket items.
Booze It ‘Til You Lose It Just one drink too many and you may find yourself saying and doing things that make all of the above look like afternoon charm school. And even if you don't go crazy, you might do some over-sharing that you'll regret in the morning. So, never go overboard on alcohol -- it's a safety issue as well as an etiquette one.
Ditch The Dutch We may sound old-fashioned but when a guy asks a girl out, there's only one way to go on a first date when the bill arrives -- the guy pays. No matter how many times the woman offers to chip in, the answer is "thank you, but no." It's just the thing to do to make her feel special. And be clear. Wavering can be just as bad as accepting her money.
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    11-21-2008, 12:34 AM
I see someone has been "round the block" or two !!8)
    11-21-2008, 01:06 AM
Originally Posted by Spyder    
I see someone has been "round the block" or two !!8)
OH, now I understand your reply.

Or 3 or 4. LOL.....just thought I would pass
These words of wisdon that I found on to the
Younger crowd.
    11-26-2008, 04:18 PM
Can I add????

Well im going to anyways:

Don't pass gas and then sit and laugh about it (yes that is a really huge turn-off)

Don't try to be all touchy feely... I mean hey its the first date!!!

Don't be late... first impressions always stick

Don't ask "so why are you single" (I really hate that question... do you want to hear "Ya im a loser and you are the only fool to go out with me" where are they seriously going with that???)

Don't chew with your mouth open, and please take your time eating it... no one is trying to steal it

Sorry about my little going off... I have a BF now but before then these were things that kinnda ensured a 2nd date wasnt happening. I look at the 1st date kinnda like a job interview, most of the time you have one shot

Sorry for taking over
    11-26-2008, 07:17 PM
You made some valid points.

It helps to know how girls feel about what turns them off.

The young guys here have to remember what the woman
Folk say.
    11-27-2008, 10:52 AM
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Good tips.

...but the latest one wouldn't work with me
    11-27-2008, 04:30 PM
You mean you would not let the guy pay for the evening
If he asked you out?

I always thought that was a given.
    11-28-2008, 10:23 AM
Super Moderator
Yeah I mean

I remember how I "dated" one guy a couple of time few years ago. At our first date we went to watch a movie. He offered to pay my movie ticket but I refused
    11-28-2008, 02:29 PM
Why would you do that? As my aunt always says: NEVER say no to money
    11-28-2008, 06:49 PM
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There's a little (or big) feminist inside me which told that I'd to refuse

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