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5 things you shouldn't do on a first date

If you are going on a date for the first time, hoping that it leads somewhere, there are certain things you shouldn’t do.

Couple on a date

If you are hoping to get called for a second and third date, then you have to make sure you get things right on the first date.

Here is a list of things that are not advisable to do on the first date.

Don’t spend time talking about yourself: When getting to know someone, it's essential to ask open-ended questions and show genuine interest in their lives.

Ask them about their hobbies and favorite songs this will encourage them to talk about themselves, try to not make it solely about you.

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There will be many dates to talk about other things later on, so save some stories for later.

Don’t over-complain: We all have troubles but a date is the last place you’ll want to talk about them.

If possible, avoid talking about all your life problems on a date and just focus on having fun.

Constantly discussing your problems during a date may give the impression that you're a nag, which can be a turn-off.

Don’t talk about your ex: This is an instant turn-off, if you are not completely over your ex don’t go on dates.

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Nobody wants to spend time with someone who is still obsessed with someone.

Whether it’s positive or negative don’t talk about it unless, of course, your date asks you about them.

Even with that try to give as little information as possible.

Don’t talk about sex: If you start talking about sex on the first date, you will be seen in a bad light by your date.

You may rub them off as desperate or having ulterior motives.

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Let the conversation flow naturally, don’t strike the wrong chords with your date if you are hoping for this to lead somewhere.

Don’t pick an extravagant place if you are not paying: If your date asks you to pick a venue, be kind enough to pick a place that is budget-friendly especially if you are not the one going to foot the bill.

Pick a place you think you can afford if push comes to shove, it shows how thoughtful you are as a person.

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