- Written by Monica
- Category: Dating Tips
Dating provides a way for us to meet and get to know our potential soul mates and life partners. This being said, it is important to make sure that when going on a date, one does not do things that sabotage their chances at getting another date or ruin the chances for a relationship that has the potential t be something meaningful. Below are a few of the things that one needs to avoid when setting up a date or when on the actual date:
• Using that old picture. This especially applies to online dating websites. When creating a profile, it is best to use a current picture regardless of how unconfident one feels. It is better to not get a date than having an awkward date where the date spends the entire time trying to find similarities between their date and the picture they say online. This is a sure way to sabotage oneself because the potential date will assume that they are a liar, insecure or both.
• Bad breath. There is nothing attractive about someone who makes one want to cover their nose lest they pass out due to bad breath. Good grooming, in general, is very important brush those teeth and chew on some breath mints if necessary. Tales have been told of dates with such bad breath that it was impossible to hear a thing they said. Bad breath can be quite distracting for the date. This goes with a good shower and maybe even a little cologne. Bottom line is that body odor of whatever kind is a big no-no and should be
• Friends on the first date. If the date goes well and plans are made for future dates and there is a mutual attraction then one can make plans to introduce their date to friends. This should never be on the first date since it is a chance for the two to get to know each other and to be with friends does not exactly facilitate intimacy. Some women will want to bring a friend or two which gives the date a feeling of mistrust ruining the date right off the bat.
• Talking about a past relationship. This usually affects people who have been in a long term relationship and from having been let down. It is very common to have a date who keeps talking about their ex, and this can end up boring their date to end. It is best to deal with past relationships before jumping into the dating scene to avoid the impulse to bad mouth the past relationship. It is a big turn-off to have to sit there and listen how one hates their ex and all the little annoying thing that they did.