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What Turns You Off on a First Date?

Living 2012/04/23 22:00:00
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The first date: Exciting as it is, it's absolutely crucial when it comes to landing a second date... and a potential relationship. Therein lies the problem. After conducting a loose poll, How About We has come up with a list of things you should not do on a first date. Read on, and let us know which one is a total turn-off for you.



1. Licking Your Fingers
Table manners are key from the get-go!

2. Cellphone Dependency
"Not being able to put your cellphone down for more than 5 minutes at a time is a huge turn-off, especially when you’re supposed to be getting to know someone," How About We says. We couldn't agree more ... if he's not paying attention to you on day one, what's it going to be like in six months?

3. Burping
Sometimes nature calls ... but try your best to hold it in on the first date.

4. Grabbing Food Without Asking
The first date is a little too early to be sharing entrees. Or even appetizers.

5. Saying It and Spraying It
Getting spit on takes us back to junior high, when everyone had a metal mouth. Not very sexy.

6. Tipping Poorly
Do your best not to look like a cheapskate if you want to score a second date.

Read More: http://www.howaboutwe.com/date-report/10-nasty-hab...

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  • Mia 2012/04/23 23:04:09
    Cellphone Dependency
    Mia
    +8
    They can have the date with their cellphone, because I'd be leaving...

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  • Osaka 2012/04/24 02:05:41
    Cellphone Dependency
    Osaka
    Maybe if they decide to have a blue tooth conversation without informing me. Though if they were just replying to a friend or family member. Its alright, heck I wouldn't mind a date where we watched a ton of Youtube videos and conversation. LOL, its a bit hard come up with a straight answer.
  • spacesocks 2012/04/24 02:00:53
    Cellphone Dependency
    spacesocks
    Don't even have it on really..
  • Lisa 2012/04/24 01:56:45
    Grabbing Food Without Asking
    Lisa
    +3
    All of them are big turn-offs but that's just straight up rude
  • CODE 11 2012/04/24 01:55:46
    Licking Your Fingers
    CODE 11
    +1
    I got something else i want licked
  • Stef an... CODE 11 2012/04/24 04:31:46
    Stef and the City
    Uhmm what? Your... ears? :-P
  • CODE 11 Stef an... 2012/04/24 17:23:53
    CODE 11
    A little lower than that.
  • Stef an... CODE 11 2012/04/24 18:08:38
    Stef and the City
    Is it your... chin?
  • CODE 11 Stef an... 2012/04/25 04:07:05
    CODE 11
    loooower
  • Stef an... CODE 11 2012/04/26 00:10:15
    Stef and the City
    ...Nipples?
  • CODE 11 Stef an... 2012/04/26 03:01:03
    CODE 11
    +1
    Well let me give you a hint. It's like a banana..you have to peel the skin back to get to the good part.
  • Stef an... CODE 11 2012/04/27 20:37:34
    Stef and the City
    Well whatever it is, can I assume that it's not Jewish? :-P
  • CODE 11 Stef an... 2012/04/29 18:12:39
    CODE 11
    +1
    Aaaaaah now your getting close
  • rustyshackelford 2012/04/24 01:54:48
  • Bulanova (Team Hargitay) 2012/04/24 01:40:49 (edited)
    Cellphone Dependency
    Bulanova (Team Hargitay)
    +1
    Hmm, I don't know. If I need to belch, I usually will. They're not really ever that loud or large and I believe in being myself from the get-go. If my date belched, I might even try to one-up him! But that's just me! If you don't like it, you don't have to date me any more. And that's exactly why I prefer to be real from the beginning, so we can see if we're compatible from the start instead of wasting each others' time with facades that take a few months of investment to slowly peel away.
  • Hannah 2012/04/24 01:40:46
    Burping
    Hannah
    +1
    I don't want some dude burping during a date what if he had water in his mouth! Ewww
  • libmomluvsbbc 2012/04/24 01:36:24
    Tipping Poorly
    libmomluvsbbc
    +1
    ....and bad breath, rudeness/poor manners, staring at my tits,
  • TheMadChameleon 2012/04/24 01:32:47
    Tipping Poorly
    TheMadChameleon
    +1
    The others are not great, but I cannot STAND those who tip poorly. My sister and several of my friends are servers; they get paid well under minimum wage and work damn hard--tips are pretty much their only paychecks. So unless the service was atrocious, tipping well is a necessity in my mind, and I would be severely annoyed at someone who tips poorly.
  • strawberry TheMadC... 2012/04/24 03:01:07
    strawberry
    +1
    I definitely agree with you. Any guy who tips cheap, especially on a first date is a loser.
  • The Impossible Girl ✿ 2012/04/24 01:30:54
    Cellphone Dependency
    The Impossible Girl ✿
    Cellphones.. For sure...
  • Brianna Nicole 2012/04/24 01:27:21 (edited)
    Cellphone Dependency
    Brianna Nicole
    All of thee above but what REALLY bothers me is when they chew with their mouth open. I HATE hearing people chew the most annoying sound in the world!
  • Bulanov... Brianna... 2012/04/24 01:47:48 (edited)
    Bulanova (Team Hargitay)
    They chew with their open only if they accidentally the whole thing!
  • Picasso's Cat 2012/04/24 01:09:54
    Saying It and Spraying It
    Picasso's Cat
  • Wizard 2012/04/24 01:01:08
    Saying It and Spraying It
    Wizard
    +2
    That is a sign of a slob.
  • Sour Dime 2012/04/24 00:59:14
    Saying It and Spraying It
    Sour Dime
    +1
    All of the above and than some
  • JoshuaHarper 2012/04/24 00:52:41
    Saying It and Spraying It
    JoshuaHarper
    +1
    So is smacking. Smacking is one of my biggest pet peeves.
  • Recruit 2012/04/24 00:33:24
  • Gregaj7 2012/04/24 00:21:02
    Cellphone Dependency
    Gregaj7
    +1
    None allowed!
  • TheHushedScreamer 2012/04/24 00:20:34
    Saying It and Spraying It
    TheHushedScreamer
    +2
    Actually, none of them, really.

    Cellphone Dependency? Well, it may be a bit annoying, but it may also be the nerves of the first date. Also, what if he or she has an emergency? Who knows?

    Grabbing food without Asking? I actually don't care. :)

    Burping? LOL we'd have a burping competition (not really, but you know what I mean).

    Tipping Poorly? What if he or she doesn't have much money? Not many of us are stinking rich.

    Licking your Fingers? Hell, I do it too, sometimes.

    Though, I have to admit "Saying it and spraying it" might be the one that bothers me so-so. Of course it's unpleasant to get spit in your face every time your partner talks, but if he or she can't help it, then I'll put up with it. It's not their fault.

    The first date shouldn't be one for pointing out the quirks that occurred. It should be to highlight the BEST parts, and ignore the not so good ones. Everyone;s got flaws. I bet that many of the people here that pointed out what they hated most do the same or even worse things.
  • Jay Calderone 2012/04/24 00:03:07
    Grabbing Food Without Asking
    Jay Calderone
    +5
    MY FOOD!!!!!!!
    no meme
  • Tigger Too 2012/04/24 00:00:41
    Tipping Poorly
    Tigger Too
    +2
    There should have been a choice for OTHER or ALL OF THE ABOVE. Although any of the behaviors listed would be enough to turn me off on a first date, and make a second date virtually unthinkable, I chose TIPPING POORLY as my #1 turn-off. It's not only that leaving a small tip makes a guy look cheap. It demonstrates to me that the jackass isn't concerned about the welfare of others, since waitresses and busboys basically live off of their tips. Another dating faux pas is assuming that, just because you took me out on the town and treated me to an expensive meal, I'm going to play "hide the toy" with you at the end of the date. Other turn-offs include farting, having B.O., wearing an outfit that looks terrible, dousing yourself in cologne, and crapping your drawers, not necessarily in that order.
  • strawberry Tigger Too 2012/04/24 03:05:38
    strawberry
    +1
    Any guy who tips poorly, especially on a first date has no class. Waiters and waitresses work very hard, and I always tip very good. You are also right about all the above. If a date does any of these, most likely he always or often does.
  • Tigger Too strawberry 2012/04/24 18:31:16
    Tigger Too
    +1
    I always tip at least 20% in bars and restaurants, because I know that's what servers and bartenders count on to pay the bills. These people are paid a mere pittance, and there are times, if tips are bad, that they have a hard time paying their bills.
  • paulasg 2012/04/23 23:56:55
    Tipping Poorly
    paulasg
    +2
    All of the above? But if they are a poor tipper, forget about it.
  • LukeC 2012/04/23 23:49:23
    Saying It and Spraying It
    LukeC
    Not spraying it, but some girls get overly eager to talk to me, not saying much about myself, but I know how start a conversation with a woman that they can really enjoy.
  • rev0lution 2012/04/23 23:45:54
    Saying It and Spraying It
    rev0lution
    +1
    Also can't stand women who dress like strippers... Fun for a one night thing but after that you wont hear from me again!
  • CODE 11 rev0lution 2012/04/24 01:57:37
    CODE 11
    Unless she does strip.
  • Sterling 2012/04/23 23:37:44
    Cellphone Dependency
    Sterling
    +1
    Texters. Nuff said.

    girl texting
  • BubbaGrrl 2012/04/23 23:35:49
    Saying It and Spraying It
    BubbaGrrl
    I lick my finger's :/ lol hahaha
  • strawberry BubbaGrrl 2012/04/24 03:15:24
  • BubbaGrrl strawberry 2012/04/24 03:16:55
    BubbaGrrl
    Don't even call me a pig.... I just enjoy my food!! What of it!!!

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