9 dating screw-ups women make
Some women complain that good men are hard to find.
But some just don't realise that they could be the ones making simple mistakes when they're with guys.
No, we're not asking you to not be yourself, but it may help to be conscious of certain things when going on dates...especially first dates.
1. Mind your manners
Thought Catalog reminds us of one of the most important habits to have, if you don't already have them.
When you're on a first date, always remember to say "thank you" to waiters or waitresses serving you.
After all, it doesn't take much to pause and be polite.
Also, always remember when saying goodnight to your date, whether the date was brilliant or bad.
2. Footing the bill
Yet another good reminder by Thought Catalog.
With the exception of the first date that he asks you on (even on a first date, a woman should never expect for everything to be paid for), women should always offer to foot the bill.
This doesn't only exude a very attractive trait called independence, it also shows how a woman holds herself.
3. Too much make-up
Everyone wants to look good on their first date, but let's not go too far.
The biggest turn-off men have is the "cakey" face that women tend to have when they go overboard with products.
Be stylish, but simple.
4. Don't scare him with your struggles
You shouldn't keep your personal life a secret, especially if the relationship progresses to something more serious, but you may not want too share too much too early.
5. Being too available
This is one of the biggest mistakes women tend to make and that's because they can't help themselves.
But we definitely have to practice self-control because we know being available all the time (constant texts and phone calls) can look like desperation.
Be calm, he'll call, then the ball's in your court.
6. Don't starve yourself at dinner
If it's a restaurant date or a meal date (which it's most likely to be), please ladies, don't order something boring like a salad.
Not that there's anything wrong with that (especially if you're vegetarian) but, if you're, say, at a restaurant known for its meats, kick your diet aside for just one night.
Men find women who are afraid of food completely boring.
7. Cover up on the first date
Even if you met him in a nightclub, the best thing to do if you're being asked out on a date is to cover up.
Definitely don't wear too tiny a dress or too short a skirt if you're going on date.
It's time to show off some classy outfits.
8. Talking about long-term commitment too soon
According eHarmony, not all men are afraid of long-term commitment. However, the best approach is to ease into the subject.
Ladies, don't bother fishing around for clues about your future together. Men prefer spending the first few weeks or even months of dating just getting acquainted and enjoying each other's company.
9. Suffocating your male counterpart
Elite Daily has highlighted one very common mistake that girls make, and that's not giving your partner the space he deserves.
If your date is seen speaking to another woman, please ladies, there is no need for over-the-top jealousy or tantrums.
It could (and most likely is) harmless interaction between two human beings. Unless he rudely tries to hit on another girl right in front of you, please don't assume anything.
Assumptions get a lot of us into unnecessary trouble.
Sources: Thought Catalog, eHarmony and Elite Daily
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