If you are getting ready to go on a first date, it is important to arm yourself with enough information to avoid making it a flop. Ignorance is not bliss when it comes to knowing what works and doesn’t work on a first date.
There are a lot of articles that say the same thing over and over again about the first date, but that is for a good reason. There are many common first date mistakes that men make, and if men want a second date, they need to really understand those mistakes and avoid doing them.
But, to avoid reading the same thing over and over again, I’ve listed out 5 articles on first date mistakes that can help you avoid going home a loser and, instead, win another date with that woman you actually like.
1. AskMen Has Some Important Tips!
The great thing about their list is that they have videos included to really drive home the point of each tip.
Their number 7 tip – talking about your ex – has actually happened to me on a first date, and I can tell you that I instantly disliked my date when he started talking about his ex. Just don’t do it, for any reason.
— AskMen (@AskMen) July 16, 2014
2. HuffingtonPost Explains What Not To Say
Sometimes you can get nervous and say stupid things. It happens. But when you know exactly what you shouldn’t say on your first date, you can at least come up with something better to say than these 24 things.
3. BuzzFeed Has 17 Things You May Want To Do But Shouldn’t
There are so many things that you may want to do on a first date, but you shouldn’t.
For instance, the first tip is a good one. I’ve left a date before I gave the person a chance, and believe me – I’ve regretted it ever since. Always stick with your commitment of the first date and test it out before you bolt!
4. Attract And Get Women Has Some First Date Advice Too
This blog has some first date tips as well. One article talks about 4 big mistakes that men make on a first date, and whether or not you can come back from them. They include:
- Talking about yourself too much
- Not being present during the date
- Standing your date up
If you have screwed up on a first date, like accidentally stood up your date, for example, then you may have a chance to come back and get another date. Read more here.
5. The Telegraph Talks About 10 Dating Mistakes That All Men Make
I’m not sure that all men make these mistakes, but still it is important to understand what doesn’t work in order to make it – well, work!
The author of the article took on a challenge to date 60 men in a month and a half (and she only had one second date). What she discovered was that many men make the same mistakes. This is some great insight into a woman’s point of view.
Pay attention to number 9 on this list. It can be easy to get caught up in doing this, but it shows a lot about your character and can really convince a woman to never, ever date you again. Read the list here.