No one who has been a part of the dating pool thinks that the process is easy – or if even enjoyable most of the time. That said, we forge ahead. Why?
It’s probably different for everyone, but I would guess the bottom line for most of us is that we don’t want to go through life alone.
So if you’re getting ready to go on a first date, here are 19 things people think you should definitely avoid saying.
19. Awkward, right?
“My parents are hanging out at the bar around the corner if you want to go meet up with them after dinner”.
18. Like a compliment, but not.
“Phew, you’re lucky I’m into personality over looks.”
Or, “you’re lucky I’m into looks over personality”
17. I guess he would know.
“you have some good child bearing hips”, was actually said to me on a first date with a man I learned had 5 kids by 3 different women already.
16. Why are dudes so creepy?
Does anyone know you’re here?
Another time this question was asked, a woman said her first date asked her how long did she think it would be before people noticed she was missing.
15. Technically not wrong.
On a first date I said
“This was really great practice, thanks so much”.
Didn’t realize my blunder until laying in bed that night…..
14. Definitely not that.
“I only agreed to go on this date because you look like my sister”
13. Where do we go from here?
We don’t have to use protection, I’m already pregnant.
12. Why do I feel like this isn’t all that uncommon?
Will you marry me?
11. Oh man, no.
“How much money do you make?”
When I told her I walked to the restaurant, she gave me a weird look and asked how much money I make. She went to the bathroom I paid the tab, told her good night and walked home. The walk was less than 2 blocks from the restaurant.
10. Not the dolls!
Said to me by a guy on a first date.
“I can’t wait for you to meet my dolls.”
Very intricate. He had 1000s of dolls. Worth over a half a million apparently.
9. Kind of terrifying.
Recently had a guy 2 hours in tell me I was his soulmate. His mom had been ill and he was taking care of her. He then says “Meeting you was my karmic payback for having to take care of my mom the past few years. Now I can focus on you!”
Also told me he would pay my rent and that I could move in with him.
Dude, I don’t even know your last name. CHILL. It scared the absolute bejesus out of me.
8. Bless his heart.
” I had to get permission from my mom to come here tonight ”
Then they order off the kids menu.
I always felt it would be the ultimate power move to go to some upscale steakhouse business dinner and order the grilled cheese.
7. Figure that one out.
“You kiss better than our grandmother!”
6. Keep that to yourself.
“I had to get permission from my parole officer to come here tonight”
“my parole officer doesn’t know I’m here tonight”
5. Insults are not the way to go.
Not sure, but in the past I went on quite a few dates and most of them were quite pleasant and friendly, even if there was no spark/it didn’t lead to anything. But the one time I was totally put off was when she asked me what my star sign is, I told her (even though I don’t personally believe in this stuff), and the she proceeded to tell me about how people of my sign are bad people because of x, y, and z.
What made it all the more jarring was that the conversation was quite pleasant (I think) up until that point. But once she heard what my sign is, she very much turned against me.
So I don’t know if that’s the worst thing one could say on a first date, but I definitely think it felt kinda s**t to experience it.
4. The ulterior motive.
“You know you can make money at home and be your own boss?”
Why would you want to live in the same house as your boss?
3. Date ruined.
“My ex was so much more fun”
I’m sure there are scarier things to say, but talking about your ex is a great way to ruin a date
2. So much cringe!
You smell like my ex.
or “like my mum”
When I was 16 and dumb, I told a girl I like that she looked so beautiful, just like my sister..
1. Bahaha that’s funny. Dark, but funny.
My mom was worried you might be a serial killer, I wasn’t worried. What’s the chance two of us on the same date, right?
Yeah, I’m going to go ahead and agree with all of these suggestions, y’all.
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