Dating can be hard. Not only do we get super duper nervous before a first date, with questions such as “will he like me?”, “does this dress look good on me?” ringing through our heads, there are also a whole heap of calamitous first date mistakes we could make that would be a major turn-off for him.
Listed below are six most common mistakes that girls make on a first date. Enjoy the read.
1) Turning Up Late: We know that girls are always late. If there were statistics for how many girls were late to a first date, it would probably be 70% of them. If there were a statistic for how many of those 70% got a second date, it would probably be less than half.
2) Talking In A Monologue: You’re interested in him and you like to talk. But talking in a monologue is talking at him, rather than with him. If you find yourself talking for long periods at a time, check yourself and ask him a question.
3) Asking No Questions: Guys usually take charge on dates, but the problem is that some girls expect them to do all the work. And so the guy ask all the questions, while the girl plays it all calm and relaxed, answering questions but asking none.
Read also: 4 unusual ways to meet new people
4) Asking Too Many Questions: The opposite to asking no questions is asking too many. Nobody wants to be interrogated on a first date. If it feels like you’re firing out a series of stock, pre-planned questions, it’s going to irritate and unsettle him.
5) Being Negative: No, we’re not saying that being too negative is a dating mistake that girls make on a first date. We’re saying that being negative full-stop is a massive dating mistake. Guys don’t want to hang out with girls who put a downer on things – especially on a first date!
7) Talking About Your Ex: Even if you want to criticise your ex or make fun of him, don’t do it. And especially don’t mention your ex along the lines of, “oh, my ex and I used to come here.” It’s a major mistake that will make him feel uncomfortable.
RipplesNigeria… without borders, without fears
Join the conversation
Support Ripples Nigeria, hold up solutions journalism
Balanced, fearless journalism driven by data comes at huge financial costs.
As a media platform, we hold leadership accountable and will not trade the right to press freedom and free speech for a piece of cake.
If you like what we do, and are ready to uphold solutions journalism, kindly donate to the Ripples Nigeria cause.
Your support would help to ensure that citizens and institutions continue to have free access to credible and reliable information for societal development.
INVESTIGATION: Poorly executed classroom projects force children out of school in Niger State
Once a vibrant hub of learning for pupils, Kodo Primary School now resonates a stark contrast to its former days...
SPECIAL REPORT: Shell’s inaccurate data raises questions around efforts to control methane emissions in Nigeria
Much worse for the environment than carbon dioxide, despite global efforts to control methane, emissions continue soaring. With over a...
FEATURE…Missing Rig Workers: Tragedy, Injustice and the Depthwize cabal
The serene landscape of Ovhor in Delta State bore witness to a disaster that shook the nation’s conscience. The capsize...
FEATURE… In the shadow of kidnappers: The story of Nigeria’s albatross
For decades, Nigeria has been grappling with a problem that has threatened the safety and stability of its people: kidnapping....
FEATURE: The falling standard of education in Nigeria today: Whose Fault?
Over the years, education has proven to be the fulcrum facilitating national development in any state. Through education, knowledge is...