You’re Setting Yourself Up For a Dating Disaster If…

September 15, 2011 ‐ By Toya Sharee

You spend hours choosing the perfect outfit so you can make the best first impression.  You spend the afternoon racking your brain for witty topics of conversation.  Let’s not forget the location and activity can make the difference between the night from hell and one hell of a night.  Dating someone new can be an uncomfortable process in itself, so there’s no need for you to add fuel to the inferno.  By avoiding the following scenarios, you’ll give yourself a better chance at landing date number two:

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  • Maybe this is the naive 21 year old in me speaking. I will say, that on a first date, I would feel better NOT bringing condoms (yes, I said it) because it will discourage me from having sex. (I have admittingly dealt with the dreadful std at one point, so I get it.) I just would rather have that thing in the back of my mind saying “No, don’t do it! You don’t have condoms.” I figure if I get extremely desperate and realize I really wanna do it, I’ll make a stop at CVS, but even then I’d feel ashamed of myself and go home.

  • Likewaterforchoc

    Disagree with no 3. At my age of 32, I am dating guys who are gentlemen and know to open the door for me. If he doesn't know this, there is no way that I can expect that he "mentors" at-risk young men.

  • Why even bother

    This is why I don't date… too much damn drama….

    • I hear you. One date and some of these, especially females think they are the 'main squeeze.' Tow dates and they thinbk they are engaged.

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    If only people would stop look for mates as an "ego-boost"

  • Stanley

    So you've been feeling this human being for some time now. You smile to each other when you see each other. Jackpot, this human happens to be friend of your friend. Your friend keeps telling each of you how you're into each other, then the friend arranges you on a date.
    Do you guys really believe anything in this list can stop you and this human being from going out on a second date?
    My point is this: If you've been feeling someone for sometime before you actually go on a date, you'll most likely start to write your love story in your head. Then it will be difficult to write the break up over your first date. You'll call your friends to make excuses for your date. However, if you didn't have anything in your head before the first date, the moment your date makes one of the mishaps above you'll definitely move on to the next.