Dating

The Top 5 Dating Mistakes

The Top 5 Dating Mistakes
Susan Harmon

When you are on a date the pressure to impress the other person can be overwhelming.  Lets face it, if you have both agreed to go out there is some potential there. So how do you get to know each other without ruining the chance for something to happen?

1. Badmouthing your ex….

It’s so tempting to say why it didn’t workout or vent your frustration, but it may make you look bitter and who’s to say you won’t badmouth them later? A little insight is good about past relationships, like we just went our separate ways etc… or he’s happy now and I’ve moved on in my career.

2. Texting on a date

I once had a guy receive a sexy text on a date from another girl and he showed me the picture. I didn’t go out with him again, needless to say, it kinda ruined the date. I felt like he had too many options and I’m not into that fast lane, high school drama.

3. Talking about money

Whether you have it or you don’t, all we care about is you have a job. Don’t promote what you do, where you vacation or what you buy. On the other hand, talking about what you don’t have is a bummer too. It’s not a pissing contest.  I expect the guy to be a guy and be confident about income. Once it’s a contest, I will call you out.

4. Bragging

Back to the pissing contest thing. It’s obvious why you are single if you only talk about yourself and your accomplishments. it’s tough to get a word in edgewise because you have done everything. Being relaxed and easy going makes hanging out fun. It’s ok to be ambitious, but leave that stuff at work and be your fun bubbly outgoing self around the ones you love.

5. Being too thirsty

It’s obvious when you are looking for a thrill or genuinely looking for a connection. Sometimes it takes more time to figure this out. One person usually likes the other more and is looking to see where it goes. Girls think guys want sex and guy’s think girls want a relationship. this may be true or roles may be reversed, but take time to realize what you want and if this person is a good fit.

Dating
Susan Harmon

A Media Studies Graduate from Virginia Wesleyan College, Susan Elle has spent the last…