Dating may be fun, but it is never as simple, especially when it comes to the first date. This can make or break the deal for you with that hottie you are trying to nail. As they say, you only get one chance for a first impression, so be sure to give it your best shot. Here is a list of ‘Don’ts’ for men for that first date:

1. DON’T show up late

You could be nervous and trying on every shirt in your closet, which takes a lot of time, but you don’t want to keep the lady waiting. This may give an impression that the first date is not all too important to you – and that is not the feeling you want to give a lady you’re trying to get into a relationship with.

2. DON’T drink too much

Different people react differently to alcohol. You may be the kind that talks too much, curses out too much or laughs at just about anything. That is definitely not the side you want to show on your first date. If you must drink, do it in moderation, or don’t drink at all, if you are not sure that you will be able to stop.

3. DON’T brag about yourself

You want a woman to be attracted to your personality and your self worth, not material things. Don’t go insinuating how much you earn, your management position at work, or the high-end address you live at, and then complain that women are materialistic gold diggers. This is your chance to know if a woman can like you for who you are and not what you can or cannot provide.

4. DON’T be glued to your phone

With this, you would also risk showing that you are not interested in the lady. And if you are, do not put her off with this no-no. If on the first date you cannot afford to be glued to her, she would wonder what it would be like from the second date going forward, when you will be highly likely more used to her. No one likes to feel disregarded.

5. DON’T talk about your ex

Do not turn your first date into a therapy session. Unless your date asks this question directly, the first date is not the time and place for this conversation.

6. DON’T talk about sex

This is another definite no-no. You do not want to seem only interested in sex, unless you are, in which case, you are only looking for a one-night stand and not a relationship. Remember, you could ruin what could be a great relationship by going the one-night way.