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5 Important Questions You Should Never Ask on a First Date

By Mary Smith. Updated: March 28, 2017
5 Important Questions You Should Never Ask on a First Date

First dates are often a time in which we feel embarrassed and don't know how to act or what to say. Sometimes this embarrassment plays tricks on us and makes us do or say things we didn't mean to. Giving a good first impression is very important, and it's a thing to consider when going on a first date. Not being nervous is crucial, as embarrassment can make the difference between going for a second date or not. If you are embarrassed because you are dating a taller girl, read our guide.

But besides embarrassment, there is another thing that worries people when it comes to first dates: which questions to ask. You surely want to know everything about that person, and even though you'll end up knowing them if you go out for longer, asking straight on the first date might not be the best. In this OneHowTo article we're going to explain you the 5 most important questions you should never ask on a first date. Avoid these questions and just worry about being yourself.

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How much money do you make?

If there is one important thing you should never ask on a first date this is it. Asking a girl or a boy how much money they make is a total deal breaker. Sure, you want to know what they do and if they can live by themselves, but the first date is by no means time to talk about money.

Instead of asking straight for the money, go with something smoother and just ask about their job. What they do, if they like it, if they're looking for other jobs... This will avoid money talk and still you'll get an idea of their work lives.

5 Important Questions You Should Never Ask on a First Date - How much money do you make?

Tell me about your ex

Wrong, wrong and wrong! Asking about the ex is something that should always be avoided by all means on a first date. It is true that knowing how the person has been in other relationships helps draw an idea of what yours might be, but every person is different, so it doesn't mean that if other relationships didn't work yours isn't either.

Never ask about ex partners on the first date. The topic might come up later if you're still dating, just don't be too eager to know everything.

Where do you see yourself in five years?

The only thing you'll achieve with this question is making the other person nervous. He/she will not know what to answer and will be thinking whether to say 'with you' or another different answer. One might seem too eager, the other might mean he/she is not interested in you.

If you don't want your date to overthink, just avoid this question at all means.

How do I look? Do you like my clothes?

It is good to give compliments but it's not that good to ask for them. Asking for compliments will give the other person the idea that you're not confident about your looks. It is important that the other person sees you as someone who has self-esteem and determination.

5 Important Questions You Should Never Ask on a First Date - How do I look? Do you like my clothes?

What do your parents do?

The first date should only be for the two of you. Leave questions about family or other people aside and just concentrate on the person in front of you. You'll get to know them better and also they'll appreciate your interest in them.

Last tip: be positive

This means no talking about a bad day at work, bad relationship with your best friend... Focus on what makes you happy and gets you excited. This will make the conversation funnier and you both will be more comfortable.

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