Your Tango recently posted a list of 10 stupid things men have said to women on first dates. Surprise, surprise, stupid is as stupid does. Without further ado:
1. Are those really your breasts?
“Why yes, they’re on my body aren’t they?” Seriously, any guy that ever hopes to actually see them would never ask this, although it might work if you’re trying to pick up JWoww from Jersey Shore.
2. I have a body like a Ferrari.
Again, this line is for the Situation only. Apparently the guy said this while he and his date were waiting in line for coffee. That’s just strange and looks kind of pathetic.
3. I’ve been on this site too long.
I’m sure you have and I probably have, too, but that doesn’t mean I need to hear about how picky you are; it’s really not a turn on.
4. What exactly are you looking for in a relationship?
As the author notes, if you said this to a man he’d be running for the hills. Lots of ladies aren’t ready to settle down right away either.
5. I don’t believe in marriage.
Again, maybe your date doesn’t either, but nothing screams immaturity more than this.
6. I’ll call you.
Okay, this one I kind of take issue with. Sure, some guys don’t mean it, but lots do. If he’s a #5er, then he probably won’t, but otherwise, as long as the date wasn’t a trainwreck, he just might.
7. You’re so hot.
Maybe this is true, but unless you’re already in the bedroom, as the author notes, you should, “flatter from the neck up only.” If you’re grinding up on a young lady in a dance club, maybe that’s a different story, but again, you might be on Jersey Shore, so pick your words carefully.
8. I had a vasectomy.
That’s just weird. Sure, women might want kids some day, but it might not be with you. Also it doesn’t make sense; it seems to imply you’ve got problems down there, which is not exactly the way to get the sparks flying.
9. I’m best friends with my ex.
This is just not first date material. It makes you look like either you’re not over her and/or you two are still a thing.
10. Do you want to split the check?
While I have heard that the asker should do the paying, the man should still be willing to pony up. A polite date will always offer to pay their fair share, but you should still turn her down. If you don’t want to break the bank, take her to Starbucks and not a 4-star restuarant.
Indeed, while these statements are meant to apply to first date situations, they fit just as well at most stages in a relationship. Sure, once you are clearly an item, you can’t start discussing some of the deeper issues, but a lot of these are just common courtesy. Plus, letting someone know you have a body like a Ferrari is just plain weird.