5 Stupid Things I’ve Done Before a First Date

Stupid Things to Do Before a First Date

First dates are awkward, no matter how confident you are. It’s simply a fact of life. But I’ve managed to make things 10x times worse, on occasion, with a series of extremely stupid pre-date decisions. Here’s a look at five of the stupidest things I’ve ever done before a first date. Let them be a lesson in what not to do…

1. ATTEMPTED A CAT-EYE FLICK
I don’t think I’ve ever successfully applied winged eyeliner. But that doesn’t stop me from practising at truly terrible moments, like right before a first date. This is such a rookie mistake, because you waste sooo much time trying to make the flicks symetrical, before inevitablty giving up and starting your makeup from scratch.

2. WAXED MY TOP LIP
This is quite possibly the stupidest thing you can do before you have to go anywhere – let alone on a date! Anyone who has tried at-home waxing before will know how red and sore your skin looks for hours afterwards. Plus, the waxy residue is hard to remove, which often leaves you with a telltale fluff mostache. Not a sexy look!

3. WORN NEW SHOES FOR THE FIRST TIME
Because the only thing worse than an excruciatingly painful blister is the act of smiling through the misery and pretending nothing is wrong. Right, ladies?

4. LOOKED UP AN EX ON INSTAGRAM/FACEBOOK
This is never, ever, EVER a good idea. But I’ve done it. More than once. And every time I insatantly regret it, because there’s no chance of a good outcome. You either see something you don’t like, which makes you sad/angy/hurt. Or you see something you do like, which that makes you miss your ex and immediately resent the guy you’re about meet. It’s a recipe for disaster, so avoid at all costs.

5. HAD HIGH EXPECTATIONS
Recently I’ve been trying to avoid going into first dates with high expectations – especially if we met online – because it just sets you up for disappointment. But this doesn’t mean I don’t get excited before a date. I just no longer assume that we’ll click in person because we had good WhatsApp chat. Seriously, virtual chemistry has fooled me into thinking so many bozos were my dream man. It’s dangerous and not to be trusted.

What about you? Have you done anything stupid before a first date? Leave a comment below to share your story…

{Featured image by Devyn Galindo for Urban Outfitters via Pinterest}

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