5 things not to say on first date
29 December 2015, 08:10
You've made a great impression so far. The last thing you would want is to ruin your date with topics that are not relevant on a first date. Just focus on enjoying the moment with your date and avoid saying these five things:
Never mention your ex on a first date
Taking about your romantic blissful holidays together, the numbers of dates you went and giving details of why you broke up is awful. It is not rocket science to know that you're not over your ex. It gives the other party the impression that they are wasting your time and they will never be good enough. You should avoid bringing up the ghost of the past relationship.
You're not my type
You should make a point of enjoying yourself even if you know you're never going for a second date with the person. If you don't fancy your date's looks, etiquette or anything else reserve your comment. Saying them will only put the two of you in an awkward state and in the end find yourself in a yes or no conversation.
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Talking about finances is a put off to most people. Never complain about the cost of a date especially if you are the one footing the bill. It makes the other person feel like you're regretting talking them out. Plus still on finances, never disclose how much money you earn as this could make the other party love you for the wrong reasons.
Religion and politics
When making small talks, avoid bringing up religious and political topics. These topics evoke strong emotional response from people. If you really have to talk, make sure not to offend your date before you know their beliefs. Approach these topics respectfully and carefully.
Death is a dark subject; bringing it up on a first date can really drag a conversation down. Unless you handle it with maturity and grace. When death comes up naturally in a conversation, don't just brush it off but also do not let it spoil the fun.
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