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Dating Don'ts: Learning from Mistakes

Janna Seliger Feb 21, 2019
A list of sure-fire ways to destroy your chances with a potential partner. Keep reading!
We've all been there. We go out with someone who we think is absolutely perfect, and they're super sexy to boot! Then we do or say something that makes us want to crawl under a rock and slowly rot in our regrets. We call these "dating don'ts", and they're the things we do that can destroy any potential relationship.
If you haven't yet experienced this, you're in luck! Here we'll identify the worst of the worst, so you'll know exactly what to avoid next time you're out on a date.
Learning from the mistakes of others is the same reason we study history in school - so that we don't repeat the mistakes made by those who came before us. Read on and don't let someone else's mistake ruin your chances again! Let's start with one of the worst offenses...

Do NOT have sex on the first date!

If you honestly are looking for more than a one-night stand, having sex on the first date is the best way to kill any glimmer of hope, you might have had, that your single life was officially over. Why, might you ask? "If someone wants to have sex on the first date, they must really be into me", you might be thinking.
Unfortunately, by putting out on the first date, you give a man nothing to work for. He's no longer got that ultimate goal (i.e. sex), and therefore probably doesn't see why continuing to see you is going to lead to anything. By waiting to have sex, give them a reason to keep seeing you, and they'll see that there's more to you, than your hot exterior.

Do NOT talk about your ex!

It might be hard, especially if you're fresh out of a serious relationship. But you have to avoid involving your ex in your conversations at any cost, it is the most prudent of actions on any first date. By talking about your ex, you are revealing to your date that you're obviously not over them. Show both your date and yourself you're totally over your ex!

Do NOT pretend you're someone else

Be yourself. If you lie, you'll get caught in it eventually. Lies are a horrible way to start off any relationship so keep true to yourself. Be open and honest, but not too honest, either. Keep them guessing and wanting to know more. If you tell everything right off the bat, there's no longer that sexy sense of mystery.

Do NOT dress too scantily

Showing a little cleavage is acceptable, but dressing like an exotic dancer will most likely scare off any respectable man. Sure, you might think that the sexier you are, the more likely you are to hook him.
But most men will honestly tell you that slutty dress doesn't make for a hot date. It makes for a slutty date. Keep yourself appropriately covered!
Though there are thousands of other dating don'ts out there, these are the big ones. Avoid these and you'll find yourself cruising on to date two! If you do mess up and fall victim to a dating don't, do not despair! It happens to the best of us. Pick yourself up and keep on trying. Just try not to repeat the same mistake again!