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Dating Mistakes to Watch Out For

Dating can, and should be, a lot of fun, and most of the time, things go pretty well on a date. However, there are a few mistakes men can’t seem to help to make when entering the dating game. Following are some of the more important ones that you’re going to want to avoid:

Making negative first impressions: You may think there’s nothing you can do about this, but you couldn’t be more wrong. The main rule of thumb here is to be yourself. Dress nicely and behave respectfully to your date, but don’t pretend to be something you’re not. That doesn’t give off naturalness; she’ll know you’re trying to fool her.

Don’t go too fast: If you’re using the first date with someone as a way to have sex, you’ll most likely be sorely disappointed. Any meaningful relationship isn’t going to be built on one date and instant sex. Not only that, if you push too hard, she’ll never want to see you again.

Leave the past in the past: If the girl you’re on a date with spent significant time talking to you about her past relationships while on a date with YOU, you’d probably be pretty unhappy about it. You also most likely wouldn’t want to see her again. Remember if you’re tempted to bore her to death with tales of your past horrible exes.

Stay sober: This is particularly true on your first date. You don’t need to drink too much while on a date. It won’t go over so well if you throw up on her shoes, pass out, or get pulled over for drunk driving.

Focus on your date: When you’re out with a woman, it’s highly recommended that you focus only on her.

Please don’t make assumptions about her likes and dislikes: You let her order her food at the restaurant unless she asks you to do it. Find out what sort of music she likes rather than getting concert tickets that YOU want and she hates. You get the picture.

Avoid sarcasm: While most women appreciate a good sense of humor, they don’t like sarcasm. Dry humor is also considered funny, but by making these sarcastic comments constantly throughout the date, you’ll find that she’s going to stop laughing at some point, and that’s when you’re done.

It’s not nice to keep your phone on during the date: If you’re expecting a phone call that’s so important that you need to keep your phone on during your date, then you need to reschedule your date. Nothing is ruder than answering your phone in the middle of a date.

Don’t be possessive or controlling: Women hate being controlled and don’t like possessive men, either. If you start telling her what she can and cannot do, she’ll most likely tell you goodbye.

Even if you've never dated before, there are mistakes you can make that are going to affect you in a big way. Learn how to avoid these common dating mistakes and how to improve your relationship with Lewis Life Coach. Schedule a FREE consultation here.

-Warrnette Lewis

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Dr. Lori
Dr. Lori
Aug 05, 2022

Very excellent advice! For those of us getting back in the dating game after decades of being in a relationship, this is so needed and useful.

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