How many times have you cancelled, or almost cancelled, a date because of a bad hair day or a zit? Many women focus on what they look like before a date, but it’s important to remember to spend your efforts evenly. I mean, that guy must have liked how you looked to ask you on a date in the first place! Your date will be thinking of other things besides your looks — here are some of his date turn-offs.
Coming from a guy, it seems odd that bad manners would be a turn-off. They burp, fart, some guzzle beer and do other ‘uncivilized’ things. We’re not talking about putting your elbows on the table or something like that, but being rude to the waitstaff or texting during dinner. Those are the bad manners that turn guys off during a date. So, put your phone away, treat others around you with respect, and say thank you if he pays.
When you talk to your date, it’s a chance for the both of you to get to know the other. Try not to talk too much, or too little, especially about yourself. Avoid chatting about past exes and hook-ups, too. Just let the conversation flow, and be sure to ask your date questions.
A bad attitude means different things to different people, so what should you avoid? Guys usually don’t go for women who brag, are materialistic, or have no sense of humor — things like that. Avoid drinking too much, because that can change your attitude, many times, for the worse.
Having good hygiene will get you far in the dating world, whether you’re a guy or girl. It’s not surprising that most complaints have to do with the mouth — bad breath, dirty teeth, chewing with your mouth open. Be sure to take a shower, brush your teeth, and groom yourself. If you’re a smoker, it might be a good idea to find out if your date is, too. If they’re not a smoker, it’s good practice to avoid smoking around your date, or at least go outside.