First dates are really intimidating for anyone to stay calm about. Rather than knowing what to do during the first date, it would be wise to understand the things to avoid during this occasion to create a positive impression in the mind of your prospective life partner.
First dates can bring a whole lot of emotions at the same time like excitement, nervousness and anxiousness to name a few. But, it is the time to calm down yourself. Beyond any other emotions, it is highly important that it should turn out to be enjoyable for both of you. Here are the things to avoid during your first date:
1. Frequent mobile phone usage:
You might be a cell phone buff, but constantly using a mobile phone will not send a good message, particularly during your first date. It will create an impression that you are impolite, and it can also lead to a lot of disinterest. Restrict your mobile phone usage, until it is something important. Remember that once your outing comes to an end, your emails, your social media messages and your missed calls, everything will be still there, but if you miss creating a good impression on your first date, things can be worse in the future.
2. Not being yourself:
Most boys and girls make this mistake. Just because they wish to look attractive and beautiful to the other person, they make all efforts to show a false complexion, and they pretend themselves to be nice to the other person. But, you should be yourself; otherwise, he/she might not like you in the future, when you show up your real face. This is something that relates not just to your appearance, but also your thoughts and your attitude as well.
3. Not keeping the conversations light:
Even though it is true that it is not a good idea to fake things, but it can be a good idea to conceal certain things during the first date. If you want, to be honest, and wish to share everything with your dating partner, you can just postpone saying certain things and can reveal them in the future. For instance, it is better not to talk about your past relationship. You should also not ask about the past relationships of the other person as well. Your conversations during the first date should be as light as possible. Just get to know about each other without getting too much into the past relationships.
4. Not spending:
Even though it is common for men to come forward to spend for the dating expenses, women not offering to share is not good. When a woman shows her readiness to pay for some expenses, it will show her independence to the man.
Besides these things, during the very first date, it is better to avoid some personal locations like the girl’s or boy’s home, but it can be a common place like a movie hall, or you can also plan an outing to eat out together.