First Date Deal Breakers
The 5 Most Common First Date Deal Breakers Aren’t What You’d Think
This article was originally published by AskMen UK.
A first date is a minefield. And while we all know the basics – be on time, don’t mention the ex – a new survey of UK singles has revealed some less obvious deal breakers Considering that 70% of them would end a date early over mistakes like the above (and that 25% have already done so), every proverbial step taken could send the date crashing to its end.
The good news? EliteSingles’ study revealed that being a bad kisser isn’t one of them (only 4% of those surveyed said it was). So go ahead and slobber away – just don’t take out the selfie stick.
Adding your date on Facebook
The least offensive deal breaker? Adding your date on Facebook right away. Nearly 21% of singles would be put off of a second date with a person who immediately added them on social media. Wait before sending that friend request.
Listening intently to your dates stories
Contrary to the popular belief that being a good listener is important, 76% of singles would rather their date spoke too much on the first meeting than listening intently just like a Stasi interrogator giving you the silent treatment. Before you think that gets you entirely off the hook, however, we’d imagine the ‘good listener’ trait becomes more important as a relationship progresses, while on an initial date talking much definitely trumps one awkward silence after another too.
Selfies could just be a straight bigger first date sin than not offering to split the bill. Whether it’s not appropriate to include your date on Facebook immediately, the evening with an image of both of you together why document? Actually, maybe just forget there is a phone with you altogether.
Being smelly is worse than being late
The enduring dilemma: to shower or even to run ten minutes late? It’d function as latter! While hopefully you wouldn’t forget to shower beforehand, even though you’re running late, guarantee that clean feeling extends well away from flat. Than working up a sweat rushing to your meeting spot Rather, take a short while longer. Your date is more prone to forgive your lateness than your bad B..
Inviting your date for a slap-up dinner
Turns out, a coffee date is okay absolutely. High around fives all. 82% of singles prefer more casual dates; inviting your date out for a coffee may be the much safer option when compared to a fancy dinner. And anything you do, suggest meeting for the very first time at your loved ones dinner never, even when you think it is possible to trust grandpa to pinch her bum never. 81% of singles said this may work as worse first date offer.
First Date Deal Breakers