Things You Shouldn’t Say on Your First Date

The first date is always nerve-wracking and worrisome especially if you’ve never had any experience before. Besides worrying how you should dress up, where to take your date, what to eat and what to bring on the first date, you also have to remember a few things when talking to the other person.

Nothing is more embarrassing and awkward than blurting out the wrong things during a conversation, so avoid mentioning the following things on your first date:

Talk About Exes
Never ever talk about past romantic relationships because you’re just getting to know the other person. Even if you’re already acquainted with him/her, it would create a negative atmosphere when you ask about failed relationships. There is a right time and place to talk about such things and the first date isn’t the perfect time for it and it doesn’t matter if you’re in good terms with your ex or if the other person is friends with his or hers.

Ask Why He or She is Still Single
Even if you don’t mean it, it’s like you’re asking if there is something wrong with the other person. Ask about other things such as hobbies and interests instead. You wouldn’t want to be asked the same question, right? I mean, you’re on a date too, so you’re also single.

Taking Time to Decide
Debating where to go next is a problem reserved for couples who are exclusively dating, not for a pair who’s still trying to get to know each other. Always have a plan ready in case your date decides he/she wants to go somewhere else. Let the other person know that you have an opinion and that you’re willing to listen to his/her suggestions.

Ask About the Salary
Why would you want to know how much the other person earns? It’s not like you’re going to get married after the first date, right? You can ask instead where he/she works and if he/she enjoys the job.

Talk About Politics and Religion
If you want to offend someone, just pick any topic about politics and religion. Unless you’re in class or if it’s part of your job, those two should never be part of a normal conversation, especially a first date.

Talk About Sex, Kids and Marriage
The first date is not the right time to talk about having a family yet. Slow down and take your time to get to know each other. Don’t think about getting the other person in bed right away, because your date might not be that type of person. Someday, if everything works out, you’ll have time to plan for the future.

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