Anyone on the market has a mental list of the top traits they look for in a potential mate, but what about the automatic deal breakers? Hereâ€™s a list of first date pet peeves everyone can relate to:
Cell phone addiction. Someone who cannot disconnect from their smartphone for a couple hours wonâ€™t be getting a post-date call from me. If your dateâ€™s primary interest is checking in on Facebook or browsing through The Chiveâ€™s daily photos, chances are youâ€™ll be equivalent to a fly on the wall a few months down the line.
Tardiness. Arriving late for a first date immediately portrays a bad impression. Make the person youâ€™re going out with feel important by properly calculating how much time you need to get ready and be there by 7 p.m.
Lack of manners. If you get stuck on a date with someone who is rude to strangers, you Â automatically get portrayed as a jerk by association. Be prepared for a night of awkward fidgeting and glares.
Instagramming your meal. Sorry, but there is no need to whip your phone out, turn the flash on and snap a photo of your spaghetti to share with the world, even if you get 50 likes.
Calling out minor flaws. Whether it is a nervous habit or youâ€™re just overly blunt, itâ€™s never a good idea to call someone out on minor flaws, such as an unusual laugh. Itâ€™ll make that person self conscious and not comfortable enough to open up to you.
Lack of pre-planning. Show that you put some forethought into the date as opposed to just winging it and hitting up the local Applebees.
One-sided conversation. Donâ€™t strictly talk all about yourself. You may be really awesome, but let the other person realize that for himself/herself. Leave some things to be desired.
Too much info too soon. A first date is not a therapy session. Just because someone agreed to spend a few hours with you doesnâ€™t mean you can spill your guts to them.
On the other hand, if your date laughs at your silly jokes and gives you an extra long hug goodbye, keep â€˜em interested and hope you never have to endure any more first date pet peeves.