It seems that summer is the perfect time to go on dates, right? What with the perfect weather and awesome summer activities, you're way less limited in terms of date options and selections.
While we've all been on a first date (to varying degrees of success), we've all had some truly awful experiences. Even if the date wasn't so bad, I'm sure you've all heard your date say some questionable things.
Before you go on your dates this summer, make sure to consult this list to make sure you don't put your foot in your mouth!
Here are the 11 things you should totally avoid saying on a first date!
"You look way hotter on your Instagram, TBH."
First off, it's our first date, how did you find me on Instagram already?
Secondly, way to destroy my self-confidence, dude. I spent two hours getting ready for you and you still think I'm better looking on the internet? Get bent.
"You remind me of my dad/brother/mom/sister/grandpa/grandma."
Please keep our family out of this. I don't need to worry about triggering your subconscious incest fantasy.
Also, if you can't stand having Christmas dinner with your family, why would you want to date them?
"Have you heard the good news?"
I think we can all agree that we should keep Jesus out of it.
I mean, it's fine if you have a religion but if our date turns into a conversion ceremony, I'm out of there.
"Don't all feminists have blue hair and unshaved armpits?"
Big faux pas, especially for you boys that have this opinion! At least have the courtesy to respectfully acknowledge feminism if it comes up on your date.
Also, please don't be fake woke. If you disagree with feminist viewpoints, keep that your Reddit threads, losers.
"I can't wait to get married! *intensely stares at date*"
It's our first date so please chill out with the marriage talk. Nothing screams desperation like seeking out the love of your life before getting to know them properly.
We're not Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson, ok? Only they can afford ill-advised marriages.
"How much money do you make?"
If you ask this, I'll think that that's all that matters to you. No one likes a gold-digger.
All's I'm saying is that if you were really looking for a rich person to date, there's an app for that.
"You're usually not the type of person I go for."
Yet another self-confidence shattering statement that needs not be said on a first date.
Like, if I'm not your type why did you agree to go on this date? Please don't tell me you were thinking of getting a free meal out of this. UGH.
"I think Trump makes some really good points."
Call me a "Libtard" all you want, if you bring up that guy in a positive way, you're cancelled.
We're in Canada, there should be no reason you think good things about that ape.
"I wish we weren't in such a public place!"
So you can do what, harvest my organs?!
Nothing sets off the creep alarm like wanting to have a first date in a private and hidden location.
"I've been on a lot of first dates this year."
Congratulations to you but this just tells me that I'm seen as just another notch on your belt. Also, you're for sure gonna ghost me.
Maybe you've been on a lot of first dates this year because you suck.
"TBH, I'm just trying to make my ex jealous."
How does your ex even know you're on a first date, to begin with?
This type of co-dependent grandstanding is a huge red flag, so no thanks.
It's rough out there for everyone but it doesn't have to be! Good luck with those summer dates, folks!