• You just spent your time and energy setting up a date. Don’t use it as an opportunity to text your friends or update your Twitter status. You should be paying attention to your date. Leave the messaging for later to let your friends know how your attentive date went.

Excessive Drinking

  • Social drinking is acceptable. Social drunkenness on a date is a good way to embarrass yourself and send the other person packing. If you need to, have a few drinks, but be more concerned with your date than getting another shot.

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Showing Up Late

  • There’s no such thing as “fashionably late” when it comes to dating. It tells the other person that you aren’t taking the date seriously and that you’ll probably repeat this behavior later on. Show up on time. Don’t get pulled over either.

Mentioning Your Ex

  • You have no exes as far as your date is concerned. Don’t ever bring up your ex on a date. It comes off as desperate and tells the other person that you’re not quite over your past relationship.


  • If you’re not a doctor and you don’t own a yacht, don’t tell your date otherwise. Not only will she be likely to tell you’re lying, but if you keep dating, these sorts of “facts” will reveal themselves to be untrue in a matter of time.

Talking About Yourself

  • You’re not as interesting as you think you are. Don’t talk about yourself too much during a date. Ask your date questions about his life and listen. If you can’t stop talking about yourself, why are you even looking to spend time with somebody new?

Talking About Other Dates

  • Focus on the date you’re currently on. There’s no need to bring up just how good or bad your dating experiences have been in real life or online. It makes you look like a chronic dater and desperate.

Bringing Up Politics/Religion

  • You may think you’ve solved the world’s problems, but keep it to yourself during a date.

Acting Overexcited

  • Be confident and be interested, but don’t overdo it. Acting too excited about a date can come off as pushy and make you look like you have no life outside of the date.

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