Still Single? How Many of These 17 Faux Pas Have You Made?

Being single and dating has its share of quirks and missteps. But sometimes, we really need to look back and think “why did I do this?”. To help you stay up to scratch with your dating skills, we’ve compiled these 17 blunders to stop you repeating that embarrassing history.

Having Food Stuck in Your Teeth

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You know you’ve nailed that first date when you come home to discover a piece of spinach has been your sidekick all evening. A green grin might not be the best accessory, but hey, it’s an ice breaker!

Forgetting Their Name

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You’ve chatted for hours, laughed at their jokes, and then… wait, what’s their name again? Dave? Dan? Darn, should’ve taken notes. A little social media sleuthing might be in order if you’re planning a second date.

Excessive Texting

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You sent a message. Then another. And another. And… maybe just one more. Overthinking every single text really isn’t going to go well; trust us, just let it wait for a minute.

Accidentally Hitting ‘Reply All’

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Oh dear, now this really is embarrassing! Meant to send a flirty message to your crush but ended up broadcasting it to everyone in your contact list? Technology is so, so, fun.

Excessively Using Emojis

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Seriously, you need to be smart about how you use these. You thought the dancing lady, fire, and heart-eyed emojis would articulate your feelings? Nope, your date’s just wondering if you’ve been hacked.

Having a Wardrobe Malfunctions

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Stepping out feeling fabulous, only to realize later that your shirt’s inside out is nothing if not painful. Or worse, there’s been an unexpected zipper situation. A fashion statement, perhaps?

‘Accidentally’ Stalking Them

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Admit it. You’ve deep-dived into their socials, accidentally liked a photo from 2012, and hoped they’d never notice. Spoiler: They did.

Infodumping on the First Date

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The first date seems like the perfect time to discuss your childhood, exes, and that weird rash? Erm, how about we never do that one again? Keep it light, people!

Getting Missed Calls… From Your Mom

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Juggling family check-ins with date nights is really not a situation you want to be in. Who doesn’t love a “just checking you’re alive” call from Mom mid-dinner? Ok, it’s sweet, but now, of all the times?

Having a Case of Mistaken Identity

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They looked just like your date from behind. Same jacket, same hair. Too bad it was a total stranger. Hugging them is the absolute worst, but not as bad as when your actual date turns up to see this.

Getting into a Dietary Debate

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You love steak. They’re vegan. Look, some things are just not to be, but the second you start addressing it in a confrontational way, you will never see that date again.

Getting a Little Too Confident at Karaoke

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Belting out 90s hits might seem like a fun date idea, until you remember you actually can’t sing. You have actual skills, show those off instead!

Fumbling the Bill

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Let’s get this one straight – as much as some people love to live in the stone age, just split the bill. Money doesn’t buy love, and there’s no reason to expect to pay, or have your expensive dinner paid for!

Overestimating Your Pet

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This one’s tricky, because the right type of pet might just be your finest opener. That being said, just accept that Mr. Whiskers is probably only cute to you, not your potential partner.

Forgetting the Venue

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You’ve set a perfect evening plan. One tiny hiccup: You’ve forgotten where you’re supposed to meet. Was it the wine bar or the jazz club? Write your plans down, guys!

Making Over-the-Top Compliments

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Sure, telling them they have the most symmetrical nostrils you’ve ever seen might be unique, but it’s also… weirdly specific. Just take it easy, and compliment when it’s natural to do so.

Compromising to a Fault

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They love horror. You prefer rom-coms. Somehow you end up at a documentary about ants, and you really should have just agreed to see that horror flick. Plus, if the date goes well, it’s a perfect excuse for a second one!

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16 THINGS MEN KNOW (BUT WILL NEVER REVEAL TO THE LADIES)

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20 THINGS OLD PEOPLE LOVE THAT THE REST OF US DON’T UNDERSTAND

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20 THINGS WE DID WHEN WE WERE YOUNG THAT WE REGRET NOW

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