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
783 122
"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
698 142
Complaining Constantly is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Absolute Worst Things to Say on a First Date
Complaining Constantly

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679 151
"My Ex and I Used to Come ... 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."

5
625 132
"I Hope We Run Into My Ex ... is listed (or ranked) 5 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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685 176
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

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589 149
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

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476 113
"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
546 156
"How Much Money Do You Make?"

10
513 143
"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."

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496 138
"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?"

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334 71
"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."

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510 164
"Can You Pay for This?&qu... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Absolute Worst Things to Say on a First Date
"Can You Pay for This?"

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293 63
You Don't Have the Crabs Do Yo... is listed (or ranked) 14 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

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457 141
"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."

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393 121
"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."

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421 136
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

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257 55
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?

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379 118
Talking Too Much About Money is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Absolute Worst Things to Say on a First Date
Talking Too Much About Money

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376 118
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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447 154
"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."

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356 109
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

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444 161
"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."

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428 157
"I Think I Love You Alrea... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Absolute Worst Things to Say on a First Date
"I Think I Love You Already." 

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355 120
Dissing Your Date's Taste is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Absolute Worst Things to Say on a First Date
Dissing Your Date's Taste