Dating Don'ts to Avoid If You Want to See Her Again

Impress her – don't stress her.

By: Zoe Wilder

Dating is nerve-wracking and exciting, but it's not rocket science. The goal is to leave a positive lasting impression. You want to arouse her so much she can't get you off her mind. Remember, she may overlook a faux pas or two, but some mistakes are too big to ignore. Avoid these deal breakers, and start planning your next date – and the one after that.

Don't Show Up Under-dressed

Unless you're taking your date hiking in the mountains, it's never OK to show up looking like a mess. When in doubt, dress up. Smell good (but, don't overdo it on the cologne). She's taking the time to look nice for you. You should do the same for her, too. And remember, shoes count too – no socks and sandals, please.

Don't Stare at Your Phone All Night

Nothing is more frustrating than a distracted date. If you're constantly checking your phone, you're sending a message that you've got more important things to do. Turn the ringer off. Place the phone in your pocket. Making eye contact and giving her your undivided attention shows you're interested and available.

Don't Forget Your Manners

Today's modern woman may ask you out or insist on picking up the check, but that doesn't mean you should neglect dating etiquette. Be on time. Open doors. Pull out chairs. Pay compliments. Listen. Ask questions. Present her with a flower. Kiss her hand. Show her that chivalry is alive and well.

Don't Refuse to Wear a Condom

Don't ever be that guy. By refusing to wear protection, you're saying you don't care about her health or well-being. That's the quickest way to end a good thing. Instead, always have condoms handy in case the evening takes you there. It shows you respect her. After all, women want to invest their time and energy in a man who cares.


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