Top 10 Facebook Mistakes to Avoid After 1st Dates Anything

Top 10 Facebook Mistakes to Avoid After 1st Dates

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Looking for love this Valentine’s Day? You may be single because you haven’t met the “right one.” Or maybe there’s another problem. Do you know how to have a successful first date in the age of Facebook? Sure, you may think you're suave; after all, you know not to change your status to "In a Relationship" after just one date. But there are a lot of other potential pitfalls. Here are ten of the worst mistakes you can make on Facebook before, during, or after a first date. If you recognize yourself in any of these situations, then you know why you’re alone!
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    Creepily Liking Old Facebook Photos

    The Mistake

    Jealousy isn’t the only reason not to scroll through all your first date’s old photos, though. 

    They may be public, but going through them and then liking a hot picture constitutes the first order of creepiness. 

    Generally, as a rule, don't "Like" attractive pictures of people you find attractive and eventually want to be with either romantically or sexually. That's what all the Creepy Instalikers are for. Your relationship with that person goes deeper, or at least it (hopefully) will. Leave compliments for when they dress nice for you in real life. 

    And while both men and women are guilty of Facebook stalking, there's a certain type of single guy who sometimes decides to like an old photo because he thinks the girl looks hot. And that, for some reason, anything will come of that action

    It never has and it never does. 

    I can’t pretend to truly understand the kind of delusional thinking that convinces people to do this, but it’s probably along the lines of “I just want her/him to know how good-looking I think he/she is. It’s a compliment.” 


    Liking that old photo you're drooling over isn't going to do you any favors. 

    Probably she knows she looks good in the picture--that’s why she put it on Facebook in the first place. And if she doesn't remember the photo, she's not going to thank you for digging through her profile to find the one shot where she's wearing a bikini and happens to have a lot of cleavage. 

    Basically, man or woman, if you like your date's old photos before you’re in a committed, long-lasting relationship, you’re only revealing yourself as a sad loser who will be single forever. 

    So please, please stay away from it. 

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    Desperate Comment Interactions

    The Mistake

    You may want to get the interest of one of your Facebook buddies. Maybe you went on one date and then nothing's happened since. Or maybe you're just hoping that she/he'll finally agree to go out with you because of your charmingly flirty interactions. 

    Either way, you keep an eye out for status updates from your target and then do your best to reel them in. 

    Whether the flirting is obvious or you try for an oh so casual comment along the lines of “You’re playing Call of Duty: Black Ops II this weekend? That’s so funny, me too,” these flirtation comment attempts are not as witty as you think they are. 

    If this person wants to go on a first date, or continue any kind of a romantic relationship with you, they'll let you know. 

    Otherwise, nothing you can say via Facebook comment will change their minds. Keep it up and you'll just look like you're trying way too hard.

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    Facebook Jealousy

    The Mistake

    After a first date, you start to wonder if you're the only potential paramour in your date's life. 

    You start to see photos and comments on Facebook in a whole new light. When pictures are posted from a night when your date said they were too busy to see you, you start wondering just who the other people in those photos are. And why is there someone who always likes your date's statuses? Sure, they could just be friends, but why is this friend so involved in your date's life? 

    On another night, you text just to see if your date will respond. 

    And when there's no answer, you head to their apartment for a confrontation. An argument ensues, and the evening ends with a restraining order. All after one date--which doesn't even qualify as a relationship--and from some photos and/or comments that probably came from friends, co-workers, or relatives. Now your chances of a second date are completely trashed, thanks to your obsessive Facebook jealousy.

    Try not to be this person.

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    Following everything your date does on Facebook

    The Mistake

    Say you’re already Facebook friends.

    After the date, you write a quick message saying how much you enjoyed it. So far, so good. But Facebook has decided to show you when your message has been read, so you know your date got it. 

    When there isn’t an immediate reply, you begin freaking out. You then start tracking everything he or she is doing on Facebook until they respond. Yes, it sounds crazy, but many people do it (both male and female). Starting to date someone you actually like is quite literally a hunt.

    Looking at companies, places, restaurants, and movies that your date has liked, you decide to like a few of the same things. 

    After all, it shows your first date how much you have in common! Which you think means that when you have a second date, you'll have lots of things to talk about. 

    Of course, what's actually going to happen is that you'll just get blocked and unfriended, and there will never be a second date. Ever. 

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    Friending Too Soon

    The Mistake

    This is the worst and it can make you the worst. 

    You just went on your first date and had an amazing time. You desperately want to see this person again. And you're sure your date feels the same way. After all, you were talking and laughing for hours! 

    The minute your date is over, you whip out your smartphone and reach out to friend him or her on Facebook (or follow your date on Twitter). It’s the way of today’s social media-dominated world, right?

    Wrong. It was just one date. No matter how magical and rainbow-filled it was for you, maybe your date was bored out of his or her mind. You don’t know if you’ll ever see this person again. If you weren't already friends on Facebook, there's no reason to take that step now. Plus, now you’ve just given yourself something else to obsess over: “Why hasn’t my friend request been accepted? Why is it taking so long? Did they even see it?!”

    It’s even worse if your friend request is accepted, only for there to be no second date. Then you have to decide if and when to unfriend this person. Why put yourself in that situation? 

    If you’re not already Facebook buddies, friending can wait.

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