Romance The Absolute Worst Things to Say on a First Date  

Samantha Dillinger
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List Rules Don't say these things on a first date... trust us.

A lot can go wrong on a first date. To help make sure your first date goes smoothly, take a look at this list of the worst things to say on a first date... and then remember to not say them. There are simply certain things you should avoid discussing on a first date. Try to keep the conversation light and steer away from anything that would make your mother cringe. Remember, trying to be funny can instantly backfire.

What are the worst things you can say on a first date? Don't spend the entire date talking about your ex, regardless of whether you miss them, or still love them, or totally hate them. Nobody wants to be compared to the person you just broke up with (or the person who just broke up with you, as the case may be).

Try to avoid talking about your parents too much, as it might come across as weird (especially if you're over 25). It's okay to mention your family, but don't compare your date to either of your parents. In fact, don't compare your date to anyone. 

It's important on a first date to not come off too strong but also try not to play it too cool or be a jerk. Remember that first impressions often last the longest, and if you want a second date, make sure you never say these things on your first date.

Cast your votes below for the absolute worst things to say during first date, the things that will definitely not get you date number two.

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"You'll Never Be As Go... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Absolute Worst Things to Say on a First Date
"You'll Never Be As Good As My Ex."

2
777 122
"You Looked Better in Your... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Absolute Worst Things to Say on a First Date
"You Looked Better in Your Photos."

3
692 142
Complaining Constantly is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Absolute Worst Things to Say on a First Date
Complaining Constantly

4
619 131
"I Hope We Run Into My Ex ... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Absolute Worst Things to Say on a First Date
"I Hope We Run Into My Ex Here."

5
673 151
"My Ex and I Used to Come ... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Absolute Worst Things to Say on a First Date
"My Ex and I Used to Come Here All the Time."

6
681 174
You'll Do, I'm Horny is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Absolute Worst Things to Say on a First Date
RichardBeecher added You'll Do, I'm Horny

7
583 149
Being Obnoxious to the Waitres... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Absolute Worst Things to Say on a First Date
Being Obnoxious to the Waitress

8
470 113
"Is Your Sister Single?&q... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Absolute Worst Things to Say on a First Date
cedarhawk7 added "Is Your Sister Single?"

9
542 155
"How Much Money Do You Make?"

10
509 142
"My Ex Would Love to Meet ... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Absolute Worst Things to Say on a First Date
"My Ex Would Love to Meet You."

11
492 137
"Does This Look Infected ... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Absolute Worst Things to Say on a First Date
cedarhawk7 added "Does This Look Infected to You?"

12
330 70
"my Ex Was Gorgeous."... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Absolute Worst Things to Say on a First Date
cassidyEEC added "my Ex Was Gorgeous."

13
289 61
You Don't Have the Crabs Do Yo... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Absolute Worst Things to Say on a First Date
kctaylorband added You Don't Have the Crabs Do You? I Just Got Rid of Them

14
506 164
"Can You Pay for This?&qu... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Absolute Worst Things to Say on a First Date
"Can You Pay for This?"

15
453 141
"I Didn't Know This Wa... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Absolute Worst Things to Say on a First Date
"I Didn't Know This Was Supposed to Be a Date."

16
390 119
"Let's Talk About Dadd... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Absolute Worst Things to Say on a First Date
"Let's Talk About Daddy Issues."

17
418 136
I'm Just in It for the Sex is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Absolute Worst Things to Say on a First Date
HollyMiller added I'm Just in It for the Sex

18
253 54
What's Your Name Again? is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Absolute Worst Things to Say on a First Date
asplatt added What's Your Name Again?

19
375 116
Are Your Boobs Real? is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Absolute Worst Things to Say on a First Date
tikleurswitafethr added Are Your Boobs Real?

20
376 117
Talking Too Much About Money is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Absolute Worst Things to Say on a First Date
Talking Too Much About Money

21
445 153
"I'd Like to Get Married ... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Absolute Worst Things to Say on a First Date
"I'd Like to Get Married This Year."

22
353 108
Are You Bipolar Or on Psych Me... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Absolute Worst Things to Say on a First Date
brianw4brian added Are You Bipolar Or on Psych Medications

23
441 160
"I'm Kind of Homeless Rig... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Absolute Worst Things to Say on a First Date
"I'm Kind of Homeless Right Now."

24
352 118
Dissing Your Date's Taste is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Absolute Worst Things to Say on a First Date
Dissing Your Date's Taste

25
424 157
"I Think I Love You Alrea... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Absolute Worst Things to Say on a First Date
"I Think I Love You Already." 

26
324 107
"You'd Look Great Insi... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Absolute Worst Things to Say on a First Date
"You'd Look Great Inside My Bedroom."

27
352 123
"Our Children Will Be Beautiful."

28
390 144
Absolutely Nothing is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Absolute Worst Things to Say on a First Date
Absolutely Nothing

29
314 112
"My Mom Still Does My Laun... is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Absolute Worst Things to Say on a First Date
"My Mom Still Does My Laundry."

30
292 110
"I Swear I'm Not a Cre... is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Absolute Worst Things to Say on a First Date
"I Swear I'm Not a Creep!"

31
285 107
"I Thought You Would Be Di... is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Absolute Worst Things to Say on a First Date
"I Thought You Would Be Different."

32
300 118
"It's So Hard to Find ... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Absolute Worst Things to Say on a First Date
"It's So Hard to Find Someone On My Level."

33
271 105
"Can You Introduce Me to Y... is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Absolute Worst Things to Say on a First Date
"Can You Introduce Me to Your Parents?"

34
327 139
"You Remind Me Of My Mom/Dad."

35
256 98
Talking Excessively About Your... is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Absolute Worst Things to Say on a First Date
Talking Excessively About Your Vices

36
142 29
"Is that it?" is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Absolute Worst Things to Say on a First Date
"Is that it?"

37
284 118
Anything Bitter About Your Pre... is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Absolute Worst Things to Say on a First Date
Anything Bitter About Your Previous Relationship

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175 55
You Know What Would Look Reall... is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Absolute Worst Things to Say on a First Date
Greg Ewan added You Know What Would Look Really Good On You....Me

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257 116
"I'm Really Drunk Righ... is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Absolute Worst Things to Say on a First Date
"I'm Really Drunk Right Now."

40
296 144
"I Googled You." is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Absolute Worst Things to Say on a First Date
"I Googled You."

41
169 61
Let's Dine and Dash! is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Absolute Worst Things to Say on a First Date
P2pdancer added Let's Dine and Dash!

42
226 104
"I Should Date More People... is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Absolute Worst Things to Say on a First Date
"I Should Date More People Like You."

43
228 113
"Do You Like What You See... is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Absolute Worst Things to Say on a First Date
"Do You Like What You See?"

44
118 38
Anything Your Ex Did for You. ... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Absolute Worst Things to Say on a First Date
RavenBandy added Anything Your Ex Did for You. Even the Good Stuff.

45
165 79
My Therapist Said... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Absolute Worst Things to Say on a First Date
kctaylorband added My Therapist Said...

46
218 121
"Let's Get Wasted!"... is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Absolute Worst Things to Say on a First Date
"Let's Get Wasted!"

47
330 212
I'm a Feminist. is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Absolute Worst Things to Say on a First Date
Elle Esse added I'm a Feminist.

48
196 111
"I Never Noticed You Befor... is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Absolute Worst Things to Say on a First Date
"I Never Noticed You Before."

49
244 154
"Excuse Me, I Have to Tak... is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Absolute Worst Things to Say on a First Date
"Excuse Me, I Have to Take This Call."

50
148 133
"I Didn't Think You We... is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Absolute Worst Things to Say on a First Date
"I Didn't Think You Were My Type at First."