Nowadays we're lucky if we get a Nandos and 20 minutes of conversation. Take a look at our top five most aggravating first date turn-offs below...
If he's late for your first date he's probably not serious
If you arrange to meet someone at 8pm you expect them to be either five minutes early, one time, or five minutes late. Waiting 30 minutes for your date to turn up isn't impressive. If he splutters 'I just saved a kitten from a tree that was on fire' he may be a keeper. If he arrives late and doesn't apologise he's not just an idiot, he's rude.
He's awkward about money
Either he refuses to spend more than £5 or he's adamant about paying for everything (and then expects you to stick to his £20 price limit), someone's who's awkward with money is a big turn off. Realistically, we want to eat what we want and pay for our own food, but if he wants to treat us to an extra glass of wine we're not complaining.
He only talks about himself on your first date
Flowing conversations is one of the signs that you've hit it off, but what are you supposed to do if he JUST. WON'T. SHUT.UP? Arrogance isn't an attractive quality, but maybe he's got verbal diarrhoea from a case of nerves. If you're stuck talking about his gap year experience and can't see the topic changing any time soon, don't be afraid to get up and politely say your goodbyes.
He's determined to make his life sound better than yours
You: "I went travelling to New York and down the east coast a couple of years ago..." Him: (interrupting) "I've travelled round the whole of America, I'd been to all 50 states by the time I was nine." Do you get the idea?
He tries to feel you up at the end of the date
If your date goes well and he's walking you to your car/house/train station you may be feeling pretty darn fantastic. That is until he moves in for a snog while attempting to feel you up. There's nothing nice about being pounced on after Starbucks date. Maybe he's smitten...or maybe he's just an idiot.
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