20 Bad Signs On A First Date

Man and a woman having an awkward a bad first date

The first date can be nerve-wracking, tense and a bit awkward. That’s normal. But there are some solid bad signs on a first date to watch out for. These are the signals to watch out for. Don’t arrange a second date and maybe plan your escape if:

  1. If they bring a plus one or a friend with them unannounced.
  2. They never ask you one thing about yourself and don’t let you get a word in edge-ways.
  3. He/she flirts with other people on the date in front of you – not cool.
  4. They start preaching about their views and dismissing yours without even really hearing you out.
  5. They’re more than 20 minutes late with no real excuse, or one which is believable anyway.
  6. They assume you’re paying without even offering/attempting to.
  7. There’s not a lot of eye contact much.
  8. They mention their ex constantly, especially comparing both of you. Any hint they are not completely over them means you need to run.
  9. It’s not the same person in the photo.
  10. They’re constantly on their phone.
  11. They moan about everything.
  12. They have an allergy to your pet.
  13. You are given restrictions on how much you can order.
  14. They show you photos of their ingrowing toenail.
  15. You are judged on your TV/Film favourites.
  16. You have to do all the talking and fill the awkward silences.
  17. They want you to get matching tattoos after the date.
  18. They ask you for money for any reason.
  19. Turns out they lied in their profile about something major.
  20. They agree with your ex about something when you mention it.

I think we can all agree these are very bad signs on a first date. We all have different boundaries and we all make mistakes. But take our advice and try to avoid this behaviour altogether on dates, if you’re looking for a second one!