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
    They can have the date with their cellphone, because I'd be leaving...

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  • pterodactyl 2012/05/14 23:37:42
    Saying It and Spraying It
    oh gosh and smaking cuz i just want to smake them
  • Nekosarethebest 2012/05/07 22:05:52
    Saying It and Spraying It
  • mrsgrint<3 2012/04/29 20:21:18
    Gross but I also don't like saying it and spraying it and cellphone dependancy
  • Kitty Kat 'CARROT' 2012/04/29 15:16:11
    Kitty Kat 'CARROT'
    them all realy
  • Dave 007 2012/04/29 12:29:05
    Cellphone Dependency
    Dave 007
    Most broads (99%) can't live without their cell phone, so most first dates are bad. I rather have her burp than talk on the phone, because at least we are talking and I would know that this chick is normal.
  • Almost Genius 2012/04/29 03:04:40
    Saying It and Spraying It
    Almost Genius
    Actually, all of them.
  • Cheryl 2012/04/28 01:49:49
    Cellphone Dependency
    U should give members an option to choose more than one choice bcuz choice 2,3 & 5 r in my highest of high of first date turn offs but #6 (tipping poorly) is almost just as bad. It shows disrespect for low wage income workers especially if he/her didn't deserve it.
  • Dydy 2012/04/27 22:34:19
    Cellphone Dependency
    Clearly I'm not important enough to be ur main focus on a first date so I probably won't be any important if we go out a second time or go out -_-"
  • Mark 2012/04/27 21:22:02
    Saying It and Spraying It
    or when she takes off her clothes , you discover hairy armpits ...
  • SlashGashNightmare 2012/04/27 18:52:20
    Cellphone Dependency
    your on a god damn date with me not your cell phone -____-"
  • sandra 2012/04/27 14:56:37
    Tipping Poorly
    Someone who is a cheapskate is a turn off.
    But of course other things to.
  • the judgebigdogeagle-~PWCM~JLA 2012/04/26 17:36:02
    Cellphone Dependency
    the judgebigdogeagle-~PWCM~JLA
    Turn off the phones on both sides. No check Up calls taken. thats rude. I hate it evevn in business,when I am talking to have someone cut me off,for a cell phone.

    Plus Girls. If you think guys are rude for asking for sex on the first date,then do not drive the point by wearing something without a bra on. YOU should know that will drive the guy crazy & thinks he has a chance THAT NIght. That advertising. Had a few girl-fiends totally agree with me. Keep em covered on the first date,unles you want it to go that way.
  • ~Adrien~ 2012/04/26 14:51:02
    Cellphone Dependency
    This is the biggest turn-off EVER. . .
  • Tre 2012/04/26 12:04:07 (edited)
    Cellphone Dependency
    Most men actually don't give a damn about any of those choices. All we are really interested in is the ass. And if we want it bad enough, we will tolerate any of those choices easily. Especially the licking of the fingers!!
  • freespire 2012/04/26 09:24:09
    Cellphone Dependency
    I mean really do you need to phone a friend?
  • Crime Time 2012/04/26 05:58:37
  • Josh Stephens 2012/04/26 04:24:19
  • T 2012/04/25 22:47:04
    Grabbing Food Without Asking
    It makes me crazy upset when anyone grabs food off of my plate. It's like a mental switch that makes me see red. The rest of the stuff on the list I can get over, but this one is intolerable in my book.
  • junebuggingjustinviernes 2012/04/25 22:39:11
    Cellphone Dependency
    Cellphone dependency is one that I hate most, I mean you asked me on a date, then pay attention to me at least. And tipping poorly, I mean if the service was junk then you'd have no real reason to leave a good tip, and grabbing food w/o asking, maybe he/she purposely asked for one appetizer for the both of you to share so he/she could "secretly/surprisingly" grab your hand. and licking fingers, and burping is cute if the guy encourages it and is just trying to make you laugh so the good times can keep rolling on. nothing wrong with it, unless you're at a very FORMAL restaurant, if that's the case, don't burp/ lick fingers. and saying and spraying it, hasn't happened to me and I haven't ever done it before so no real problem there unless the guy/girl is sloppy and you know it, then don't take them out to a really fancy place, just do a stay at home date or something.
  • Mark 2012/04/25 21:56:34
    Cellphone Dependency
    None of the above would have been useful
    My pet hate is vacuousness.
  • Tennessee3501 2012/04/25 21:49:51
    Cellphone Dependency
    Actually, all of the above! Since I am a male, I would be totally turned off if my date turned out to be a male cross dresser!
  • Super ludum 2012/04/25 21:16:02
  • dear•LT13☻ 2012/04/25 17:46:17
    Cellphone Dependency
    ...if I dated - this would be #1 turn-off.
  • H H 2012/04/25 16:55:09
    Cellphone Dependency
    H H
    1) being distracted, not paying attention including cellphone use, talking with others, wandering around
    2) clamming up, being silent, and not contributing any input
    3) negativity, complaining, being grumpy, rude, or showing a bad mood
    4) drama queen overreactions, fake laughter, etc.
    5) everything that falls under poor appearance or bad odors
  • Anna 2012/04/25 16:54:52
    Cellphone Dependency
    None of the above. What turns me off is if my boyfriend can't make any agenda decisions and I have to do all of them.
  • Super l... Anna 2012/04/25 21:18:57
  • Anna Super l... 2012/04/25 21:42:48
    I don't believe in separations anyways.
  • Super l... Anna 2012/04/25 21:50:32
  • Anna Super l... 2012/04/25 21:44:11
    Right. So, I'm right/correct here.
  • alex.hi... Anna 2012/04/28 13:46:00
    No Anna, because you're still talking about when you're already in a relationship. This is suppose to be your FIRST date.
  • Anna alex.hi... 2012/04/28 15:47:01
    No I'm not. I'm serious.
  • Treasure ♥ijm♥ 2012/04/25 16:22:15
    Licking Your Fingers
    Treasure ♥ijm♥
    But, I would say ALL of them would be turn offs to me....ALL of the above....lol
  • Cricket 2012/04/25 16:16:31
    Licking Your Fingers
    What really turns me off from a man is when he talks about himself constantly like he's the best thing since China plates.
  • David 2012/04/25 15:01:25
    Licking Your Fingers
    After nose picking!
  • blackrings70 2012/04/25 14:18:04
    All of the above Plus
    Honking instead of getting out and coming to the door
    Bad breath
    Being a complete douche
    Having no money for the date and so on..............

    Thankfully I'm happily married to a complete gentleman, so this is no longer an issue, whew!
  • Super l... blackri... 2012/04/25 21:20:08
  • John Storz 2012/04/25 14:03:59
    Cellphone Dependency
    John Storz
    I've left a date in the restaurant for this, only paying for what I've consumed
  • Super l... John Storz 2012/04/25 21:21:45 (edited)
  • John Storz Super l... 2012/04/26 01:24:44
  • Cellphone Dependency
    All the above and stinky breath!!
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