What Ruins A First Date? 15 Ways To Destroy Your Chances At Landing A Second One
Whether it's a Tinder date or a set up by a friend, there's a right way to nail a romantic meet up, and there's an oh-so-wrong way. Thanks to the trending hashtag #WhatRuinedOurDate, Twitter users are spilling their guts about what will definitely destroy a perfectly good night out in the hopes bad daters everywhere will get a clue.
Social scientists and everyday folks alike have been obsessed with what makes a perfect first date for millennia. (Or, you know, as long as dating has actually been a thing.) Is it the date location? The conversation? The physical chemistry? Or a combination of all that and more? According to Princeton psychologists, it only takes 1/10 of a second to make a first impression, so every moment literally counts — and in a sense, it might not even matter what you do as long as you get a good initial vibe going. That said, there are plenty more moments throughout a dinner or movie or concert or Sunday afternoon bike ride that will win you favor or completely ruin your chances for a second date.
Here are a few things that might spell disaster for a romantic rendezvous:
1. Drinking Problems
2. Money Problems
3. Communication Problems
4. Romantic Problems
5. Fashion Problems
#WhatRuinedOurDate he wore his pants waist above his pot belly.— Jennifer Li (@artistjennyli) August 26, 2017
6. Political Problems
#WhatRuinedOurDate He voted for Trump and still supports him.— Laura Costa 🦉🦉💙💙 (@lauracosta_13) August 26, 2017
She thinks a tax on water is a good idea #WhatRuinedOurDate— Apache (Hamish) (@iamthehamish) August 26, 2017
7. Behavioral Problems
#WhatRuinedOurDate He bragged about his lake house and jet skis— Petty Wap (@TBrennan907) August 26, 2017
His frequent pronouncements about how hot our waitress was. #WhatRuinedOurDate— libbyliberal (@libbyliberalnyc) August 26, 2017