What not to do on the first date

February 12, 2016

There are many things you can do on a first date; you can take your date to the beach, go watch a movie and watch the sunset while sipping on bubbly. After all the back and forth texting and phone calls you may decide to meet up and hang out together. It could go great, or it could end up going not-so great. It all depends on your timing. Remember that timing is everything.


Don’t go anywhere too expensive


You may want to impress your date and splurge them in luxury, but if things do happen to go sour you would have wasted a lot of money on someone you will most likely never see again. Rather spend that kind of money on someone who you are officially dating. Don’t break the bank on a first date. You might even send the wrong message, you come across as someone who has so little going for them that they essentially have to try to buy affection.


Expecting them to pay


You’re the one who asked them out, right? Therefore the onus is on you to pay. No splitting bill, nothing like that, simply pay for everything. It’s not a bring and braai, don’t expect your date to bring the money and for you to have to share it. You are treating them to a lovely day out. The biggest rule with money and dating is to never let money cause awkwardness. To avoid the money bomb from going off, simply don’t bring it up at all. If your date insists on splitting the bill or paying for some activity even after you’ve declined the offer once, then simply let them pay.


Your date is not a suspect, don’t treat them like one


Playing a game of 20 Questions is fun, but throwing in a “how much do you enjoy sniffing womens underwear?”, can have serious implications. You would have then undoubtedly crossed the line. Love expert, Jason Stalk says that you should never plan on what you are going say. Just let the conversation flow naturally. Don’t grill your date about their past and If you tell them something about yourself, they will probably reciprocate with the same information. Or use statements or even guesses. Instead of asking them what they studied in college, take a guess.


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