Sunday, June 7, 2009

What Not to Do on a First Date

1. Don't start the date without your date there.

2. If you're a dude and you invited, PAY.

3. Don't talk about yourself the whole time.

4. Don't recount in play-by-play format the correspondence you've had over the last 2 months, ending with "...and here we are, drinking coffee today."

5. Don't backpeddle. If your date doesn't agree with you on some like or interest, THAT'S OK.

6. Don't spend 30 minutes talking about the difference between Fords, Dodges and Toyotas.

7. Don't call a Dodge Neon a "sports car."

8. Don't tell your date that you cut your hair to look like a celebrity. It's not impressive.

9. Don't point out your receding hair line. Equally not impressive.

And the most important thing that you should NEVER, EVER do....

10. The night before the date, DON'T send a picture of yourself to your date. It's just straight up creepy.



So spill it: what kinds of terrible first dates have YOU been on before? (And if it was with your spouse, the chances are they don't read this blog, so you can share... =) )

7 comments:

JD said...

i went on a first date once and the girl's whole family was there. then she invited me back to somewhere and there was MORE family.

but my sister was with me, so i guess i can't say much.

wv: tricali

Sara said...

is this list from personal experience or just a random list you found on the internet?

butlerbabe7 said...

This reminds of that oh-so-fabulous conversation during Spring Break: Seattle... guess you and I didn't pay attention very well since the other two involved are already married with children or children on the way!

Megan Carry! said...

I invited a guy from another school over for pizza when I was in high school. He brought a video of his brother and himself at a martial art tournament. My parents watched for a few minutes then to another room to watch tv and let us hang out. While he and I watched a movie, he put his feet under my legs/butt because they were cold.....

Awkward....

I never saw him after that, BUT I still hear crap about it any time I talk to my parents about them meeting someone....

Jen said...

Oh Sarah - tell me you did NOT go out with creepy mccreeperson (I know that's not as good as your nick name, but... I can't remember all of the words). Oh no, no, no, no.

Calling you tomorrow. Be prepared. I want details. all of them.

Sarah Lewie said...

I am shame-faced....

Nic said...

O-M-G!

Why did I not get a call about THIS?!?!?

I am outraged and rolling (not on ecstasy) and imbibed with warmth that world is so awkward that belly rubs can't even satiate.

That's how this post makes me feel. (ok, outraged was strong, but otherwise: accurate)

WV: embuste (don't make me explain it)