50 Amateur Mistakes Guys Make On The First Date

Too many guys go out on a first date and make total amateur mistakes which always ends up with them blowing their chances with their girl. Here's a simple guide for you to study - avoid these 50 things on your first date and you'll do just fine.

PS, Number 39 in particular is never a good sign, and I wouldn't blame any girl for bailing early on your date after that!

[colored_box color="red"]1. Showing up late for the date.[/colored_box]

[colored_box color="red"]2. Under-dressing  - showing up in sweatpants and dirty white trainers is a complete amateur mistake.[/colored_box]

[colored_box color="red"]3. Greeting her dad at the door of her house with a moist, sweaty-palmed, limp handshake.[/colored_box]

[colored_box color="red"]4. Stepping into the house with your dirty, mucky shoes - her mom already hates you![/colored_box]


[colored_box color="red"]5. Being too shy or standoffish with her parents when you meet them.[/colored_box]

[colored_box color="red"]6. Cursing or, God forbid, taking the Lord's name in vain in front of her parents.[/colored_box]

[colored_box color="red"]7. Taking her out using the public bus as your means of transportation.[/colored_box]

[colored_box color="red"]8. Only paying your own bus fare.[/colored_box]

[colored_box color="red"]9. Or speeding off from her house in your "VROOM, VROOM" car, while her parents watch.[/colored_box]

[colored_box color="red"]10. Sitting in awkward silence.[/colored_box]


[colored_box color="red"]11. Sweating profusely through your shirt, with armpit stains emerging from both sides.[/colored_box]

[colored_box color="red"]12. Reaffirming her view that chivalry is dead, by doing things like not holding the door open for her.[/colored_box]

[colored_box color="red"]13.  Or not pulling her chair out.[/colored_box]

[colored_box color="red"]14. Ordering her food FOR her.[/colored_box]

[colored_box color="red"]15. Checking out other girls while you're together.[/colored_box]

[colored_box color="red"]16. Nonchalantly flirting with your waitress or server when you're out.[/colored_box]


[colored_box color="red"]17. Prematurely using terms of endearment such as "babe", "cookie" or "hon."[/colored_box]

[colored_box color="red"]18. You're texting, calling someone or just messing around in general on your phone![/colored_box]

[colored_box color="red"]19. Bringing up your ex girlfriend in casual conversation.[/colored_box]

[colored_box color="red"]20. Comparing your date to your mom in any way, shape or form. Just DON'T do it![/colored_box]

[colored_box color="red"]21. Your eyes linger on her breasts for more than the appropriate amount of time.[/colored_box]

[colored_box color="red"]22. You compliment her body, over her personality or her looks.[/colored_box]


[colored_box color="red"]23. You make crude or offensive jokes.[/colored_box]

[colored_box color="red"]24. You choose religion or politics as an ice-breaking conversation.[/colored_box]

[colored_box color="red"]25. Laughing about how broke you are.[/colored_box]

[colored_box color="red"]26. Being too touchy-feely - such as placing your hand on hers, or her lap, for an inordinate amount of time.[/colored_box]

[colored_box color="red"]27. Not making eye contact - this gives off the impression that you're hiding something or are really uncomfortable.[/colored_box]

[colored_box color="red"]28. Making too much eye contact - this gives off the vibe that you're too forward and will most likely creep her out.[/colored_box]


[colored_box color="red"]29. Telling any story which begins with: "I was so hammered..."[/colored_box]

[colored_box color="red"]30. Asking her about her ex boyfriends.[/colored_box]

[colored_box color="red"]31. Being too generous and disingenuous about your compliments.[/colored_box]

[colored_box color="red"]32. Agreeing with everything she says.[/colored_box]

[colored_box color="red"]33. Having no views or opinions of your own.[/colored_box]

[colored_box color="red"]34. Doing all of the listening and none of the talking.[/colored_box]


[colored_box color="red"]35. Doing all of the talking and none of the listening - find the happy medium.[/colored_box]

[colored_box color="red"]36. Not being ready for the date - remember the 3 S's: Shower, Shit, Shave.[/colored_box]

[colored_box color="red"]37. You have appalling table manners, such as slurping loudly or talking with your mouth full.[/colored_box]

[colored_box color="red"]38. Being indecisive is a big turn off: make sure you have something planned![/colored_box]

[colored_box color="red"]39. Disappearing to the bathroom for a lengthy period of time.[/colored_box]

[colored_box color="red"]40. Not knowing how to make your move - if you're too tentative you will miss your opportunity.[/colored_box]


[colored_box color="red"]41. Talking about how rich you are - is she picturing being with you, or your money? You won't know if you bring this up on the first date.[/colored_box]

[colored_box color="red"]42. Correcting her on little details such as grammar or basic geography.[/colored_box]

[colored_box color="red"]43. Being overly-confident or cocky.[/colored_box]

[colored_box color="red"]44. Going to the movies - first dates are about talking and getting to know one another and you can't do that during a movie.[/colored_box]

[colored_box color="red"]45. Drinking too much and getting drunk in front of her.[/colored_box]

[colored_box color="red"]46. Not making her feel safe and protected around you.[/colored_box]

[colored_box color="red"]47. Using sex as a topic of conversation is an immediate red flag.[/colored_box]

[colored_box color="red"]48. Opening your wallet when you go to pay, and she sees that it's stacked with condoms of all different shapes, sizes and flavours.[/colored_box]

[colored_box color="red"]49. Desperately sliding your tongue into the end-of-the-night kiss, and it gets blocked off by her closed lips.[/colored_box]

[colored_box color="red"]50. Texting her too much afterwards and coming off as desperate and needy.[/colored_box]

Ian Smith
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Ian is a contributing writer for CollegeTimes. He is currently partying his ass off for the Summer having spent the past 7 years at various colleges across the globe. While by no means an athlete, he considers himself a world class darts player... If you tweet him he will not respond.
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