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The Absolute Worst Things to Say on a First Date 

Samantha Dillinger
Updated June 4, 2019 30.9k votes 2.1k voters 88.9k views 50 items

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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Anything That Compares Y... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Absolute Worst Things to Say on a First Date
Anything That Compares Your Date to Your Ex
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"You Looked Better ... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Absolute Worst Things to Say on a First Date
"You Looked Better in Your Photos."
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Constant Complaining is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Absolute Worst Things to Say on a First Date
Constant Complaining
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"My Ex and I Used t... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Absolute Worst Things to Say on a First Date
"My Ex and I Used to Come Here All the Time."
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I'm Horny; You'll Have T... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Absolute Worst Things to Say on a First Date
RichardBeecher added I'm Horny; You'll Have To Do
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"I Hope We Run Into... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Absolute Worst Things to Say on a First Date
"I Hope We Run Into My Ex Here."
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"How Much Money Do ... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Absolute Worst Things to Say on a First Date
"How Much Money Do You Make?"
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"Is Your Sister Sin... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Absolute Worst Things to Say on a First Date
cedarhawk7 added "Is Your Sister Single?"
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"My Ex Would Love t... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Absolute Worst Things to Say on a First Date
"My Ex Would Love to Meet You."
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"Does This Look Inf... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Absolute Worst Things to Say on a First Date
cedarhawk7 added "Does This Look Infected to You?"
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"Can You Pay for Th... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Absolute Worst Things to Say on a First Date
"Can You Pay for This?"
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"I Didn't Know This... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Absolute Worst Things to Say on a First Date
"I Didn't Know This Was Supposed to Be a Date."
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"My Ex Was Gorgeous... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Absolute Worst Things to Say on a First Date
cassidyEEC added "My Ex Was Gorgeous."
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"I'd Like to Get Ma... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Absolute Worst Things to Say on a First Date
"I'd Like to Get Married This Year."
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I'm Just in It for the S... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Absolute Worst Things to Say on a First Date
HollyMiller added I'm Just in It for the Sex
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"I'm Kind of Homele... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Absolute Worst Things to Say on a First Date
"I'm Kind of Homeless Right Now."
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"Let's Talk About D... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Absolute Worst Things to Say on a First Date
"Let's Talk About Daddy Issues."
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"I Think I Love You... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Absolute Worst Things to Say on a First Date
"I Think I Love You Already."

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Are You Bipolar Or on Ps... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Absolute Worst Things to Say on a First Date
brianw4brian added Are You Bipolar Or on Psych Medications
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Are Your Boobs Real? is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Absolute Worst Things to Say on a First Date
tikleurswitafethr added Are Your Boobs Real?
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You Don't Have Crabs, Do... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Absolute Worst Things to Say on a First Date
kctaylorband added You Don't Have Crabs, Do You? I Just Got Rid of Them
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"Our Children Will ... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Absolute Worst Things to Say on a First Date
"Our Children Will Be Beautiful."
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What's Your Name Again? ... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Absolute Worst Things to Say on a First Date
asplatt added What's Your Name Again?
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"You'd Look Great I... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Absolute Worst Things to Say on a First Date
"You'd Look Great Inside My Bedroom."
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"My Mom Still Does ... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Absolute Worst Things to Say on a First Date
"My Mom Still Does My Laundry."