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First date deal breakers: ladies of the Internet speak out!

Fellas, if you've ever wondered why you never made it to date two, it might be because you committed one of these crimes against romance...

From spoiling the ends of movies to blurting out ill-timed compliments , the ladies of Reddit have spoken out about what first date turnoffs guarantee they won't be answering your calls. 


1. LEAVE YOUR SEXY BOAT IN THE HARBOUR

"Bragging about money or possessions. One guy started talking about his boat and I tried to be interested because I thought it was his hobby, like it is to some people. Well he was just trying to buy me with his sexy boat."


2. ACCIDENTALLY 'FORGETTING' YOU HAVE A GIRLFRIEND

"'Do you have a girlfriend?'

'W... What? N... No, of course not! Why would you ask that?'

*Nervously looks around the room and starts sweating profusely."


3. TAKE A BREATH AND LISTEN

"If he can't stop talking about himself for longer than to take a breath. I have literally had a man ask me a question and then not wait for me to answer, but continue talking like there was no pause. Nope."


4. TIME YOUR COMPLIMENTS WISELY

"Interrupting the flow of conversation to give me strange compliments. ('I have to stop you for a second to say that I really liked your word choice. It shows you have a large vocabulary.')"


5. WATCH YOUR SPOILERS

"Telling me the ending of a movie I specifically said I hadn't seen yet and was planning on seeing soon ('Oh, I guess I just spoiled that one for you... Well, now that you know the ending, let me talk more about it.') And he did. Pretty much unforgivable in my book.


6. DON'T COME OVER ALL SPEAKING CLOCK ON US

"Multiple references to punctuality. One guy actually brought up the fact that I arrived at 7:03 rather than 7:00 three times during our date. And this was after he texted me at 7:01 to ask where I was and I replied immediately saying I was on the right block having trouble finding the right address... The second time he brought it up I knew I never wanted to see him again."


7. THERE'S AFFECTION...AND THERE'S HAND LICKING

"Licks my hand. It had been a decent date up to that point, but then he suddenly took my hand and gave it a good, long lick while looking at me with what I assumed was a seductive glance."


8. KEEP IT REAL

"I was out at dinner with my SO just last week and the people at the table next to me where on their first date. That guy is not getting a second date. All he did was talk about himself, I am not even sure the girl had a tongue.


"That and I think he was a compulsive liar considering one moment he was in San Francisco under going a psych test for a forensics job he was head hunted for, that took 4 hours, the next him and his economics buddies were working in Italy, hiking up mountains with the only other reason being to "bounce ideas off each other when at the top after work - there is no greater feeling" and now he is doing a B.Sc in Economics ...so this boys 21 year old self was a fully trained scientist with enough experience to be headhunted from across seas, works in economics labs, but only now was he starting his second year in Economics."


9. MOVING TOO QUICKLY

"Men talking about sex on the first date is the equivalent of women talking about marriage/commitment. Yes, it's understood that things will go there if everything goes well, but you aren't going to speed it up by mentioning it, you just make yourself look desperate. You just have to have the relationship progress to that point naturally."


10. MIND YOUR TABLE MANNERS

"Chewing with their mouth open. It's just disgusting and rude."


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Author: Rebecca

Rebecca lives in London with her husband, daughter and dachshund. She hopes her dating blogs for Flame Introductions will inspire you to seek out the best London and UK locations for brilliant dates, and discover some tips along the way to help you find your perfect partner.

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