A first date can be nerve wrecking when you are hell bent on making sure everything is perfect, but if your crush doesn’t pick your phone when you call for second date, something must’ve went wrong with the first one. Here’s a list of things you should avoid on first dates to leave a good impression:

  1. Be Late

While you’re trying to make a good first impression, punctuality is important. What you think is being fashionably late, could be an annoyance for the other person. Showing up late gives the message that you don’t care. So, try avoiding this by leaving a few minutes earlier than usual.


  1. Forget your manners

Nothing is more off-putting than demonstrating bad manners on the first date. You don’t have to be concerned about every little move, but keep the basics in mind, like not chewing with your mouth open, keeping elbows off the table etc.


  1. Talk about your Ex

First date is not the ideal time to talk incessantly about your previous relationships. If you blabber constantly about how awful your ex was, it screams ‘not over it’ and if you keep glorifying them, it’s like ‘get back with them then’.


  1. Constantly check your phone

This is your first date and if there was ever a time to be attentive, it’s now. This is the time when you’ll learn a lot of new things about your potential partner. It will come across as rude and disrespectful if you constantly check your phone instead of listening what they are saying.


  1. Bring up sex

Intimacy is a very personal subject to bring up on first date, so do not ramble about your sex life of push them to give details about their. You should consider first date as a warm up session and skip this topic, there will be plenty of time for that later.


  1. Get drunk

It’s perfectly normal to be a little nervous on your first date but don’t depend on alcohol to calm your nerves. You don’t want to end up falling all over the place and having your date carry you home.


  1. Tell your whole life story

If you start revealing your entire life story, you’ll bore your date to death. You can get into those discussions when the relationship becomes more meaningful, but for your first date, Keep the conversation light, simple and fun.


  1. Invite your friends

This goes without saying but don’t bring guests to your date. Your date is here to spend time with you, not your friends. So, save the group outings for a  later stage in your relationship.


  1. Confess your love

Obviously if you’re interested, show it but do not go straight into confessing your love unless you want your date to freak out. Take it easy on the first date and save this confession for until at least three dates.


  1. Refuse to pay your way

It’s an instant turn off when your date doesn’t even pretend to reach their wallet when the bill comes. Well, it’s the 21st century and splitting the bill seems more of an ideal scenario.