It’s an all-too-familiar scenario. You and your date are sitting across from each other, laughing and enjoying your meal with two glasses of wine, taking in each other’s company.
But then, a few minutes later, you see the look on her face while she sips her wine with a frown settling over. It seems sudden, and just from one little moment, your date night begins to quickly crumble and you’re left sitting there wondering what you did wrong.
Dating is tricky, and it really doesn’t take much for any date to go sour. Here are the most common mistakes that can easily ruin a date night, and how you can fix them.
Mistake #1: Complaining about your day
It’s okay to talk about your day once in a while on a date. But, when talking about your day involves complaining about every minor inconvenience, then we got a problem.
Not only is complaining very irritating on the receiving end, you are only talking about yourself when you have another person sitting across from you. Instead of airing out your own grievances, ask your date how she is doing and take some interest in her day. Doing so will only show that you care about her, which could be a major turn on.
Mistake #2: Being rude to the waiter
This one goes for both the guy and the girl. It doesn’t matter if it’s the first date, second date, or even third date. If you are being rude or disrespectful to the waiter, it says a lot about your character. A date isn’t the time to let your ego get in the way of having a good time.
Whether the waiter brought you the wrong drink or gave you cold food, you should always handle the situation politely and with respect. Seeing the way you approach any situation will give her insight on your personality.
Mistake #3: Being on your phone
This should be obvious, but it happens all the time. On your next date, try to keep your phone in your pocket. No matter who is trying to reach you, they can wait until after the date.
Honestly, would you like it if your date started to text her friends and scroll through Instagram randomly? Not really. So, try to stay off your phone for the entirety of the date. You’d be surprised over how much they would truly appreciate it.
Mistake #4: Being too confident
There is a certain level of confidence that’s attractive, but when it’s too much, it comes off as arrogance. Your date doesn’t want to hear about how much you make or which celeb you met the other day.
When you are being arrogant, it sometimes seems like you’re selling yourself a little too hard. Just take it down a few notches. The best way to avoid this is to just be yourself. There’s nothing more attractive than a man who is comfortable in his own skin.
Mistake #5: Talking about your ex
No one on a date wants to hear about your previous relationships. You’re on a date to get to know each other and to focus on your future, which means that there isn’t any reason for you to talk about the past.
Yes, your ex played a huge role in your life, but now you are starting a new chapter. Talking about your ex isn’t giving your date the respect that they deserve, so try to keep the conversation focused on the present.
You’re Screwing Up Date Night
Every woman is different, so you can’t always predict how they would react to any of these things that we mentioned. But, if you avoid any of these mistakes, then you are starting your date off on the right foot.