You've just finished your date, and it feels like things went great! But when you text your new flame later, they say they're just not that into you... what gives!? What happened is the date went great for YOU, but not for YOUR DATE. Here's 7 signs you're a bad date, and how to fix it... fast!
- Late, far from great: you may have a good reason for showing up late on a first or second date, but here's what your date thinks - they are clearly not as important as the other things you had to do which made you late. If you're tired of being single, start by showing up on time on your date.
- The world's sweetest (worst) sound: saying someone's name (correctly) is one of the sweetest sounds your date will hear. Forgetting or repeatedly mispronouncing their name is probably the worst. Yes, its the simplest of things. And yes it matters (a lot).
- All about me: talking about yourself the whole date probably sounds good to you; but likely not your date. If your date is serious about finding someone, they'll likely want to feel that they can have their say too... let them speak.
- Nothing about me: on the other hand, not talking about yourself at all is not the answer. This can come across as being guarded, which might lead your date to think you're not interested in them (even if you are). Tell some funny stories about yourself or what you like to do; nothing too serious on a first or second date though.
- Distracted dating: focus on the person you're with on your date. Checking out other people at the restaurant or - worse yet - hitting on the staff or bartender, will have you back home (alone) in no time flat.
- Bored to dating death: not everyone is equipped with a wicked sense of humor, or an amazing array of fascinating travel stories. But here's what everyone does have: functioning ears. Put them to use by LISTENING to your date, which will uncover subjects that interest THEM. Next step, talk about that subject and show genuine interest.
- The three day rule is dating history: in today's world, waiting some proscribed amount of time to let someone know you enjoyed your date (1 day, 3 days, 1 week, etc.) just won't cut it. No relationship in the history of the world ever failed to launch because someone reached out too soon after their first date to say how much they enjoyed themselves. In today's smartphone obsessed world, 3 days can feel like 3 weeks. If you liked your date, let them know (and suggest an idea for your 2nd date). In love and in life, fortune favors the bold!