Dating tips: what not to do (guys)

Writers note: This post is way overdue and I apologise lots of things have been happening all at once (getting back from holiday, finding a new house, uni) so I haven’t had time to sit down and write. Everything should be back on schedule from now on. Thanks for sticking around xo

A few weeks ago, I went on a (blind) date from hell. The guy was so self-centered I was shocked, I don’t even understand how my friend thought we would get along. So here are a few tips for all the guys out there,who want to look good and impress a girl not make them want to bitch about you to their friends.

1. Punctual 

As I said in my post on first dates, be on time. There’s nothing worse than waiting for your date to show up. If you are going to be late, call or text to let her know. And once you get there, APOLOGISE don’t just laugh it off; that is the worse thing you could do.

2. Conversation

If you’re meeting a girl for the first time, do not talk religion or politics these are two very sensitive and personal topics. You don’t want to go upsetting someone the first time you meet them. Keep it for when you have gotten to know her better. Also if you’re the kind of guy that thinks women should be in the kitchen and what not. Keep it to yourself. Do not go all Alpha male on her she will cross you off before you’ve even had time to say: ‘Where’s my sandwich’.

3. Food

Never, ever order for her, especially if it’s to order a salad. Not all girls want to eat a salad. In fact most girls would rather have a juicy steak. However if it’s a place you’ve already been too, a suggestion is more than welcome and appreciated.

4. Be confident, not cocky

There is a big difference. You do not need to show off, that is the biggest show-off when a guy flaunts their money/possesions/etc. Be humble.