First dates are always exciting and nerve-wracking at the same time. It’s like a make or break situation that will determine if there are hope and a future for the two people who are out to find out more about each other.
However, not all first dates are successful. Many first dates also fail and if you are currently single and looking for someone to be in a serious relationship with, you will just end up asking yourself what went wrong. You will start wondering if it was something you said or something that you did.
So instead of leaving it as a mystery, here are actually some of the possible reasons on why your first date failed.
1. You had very high expectations
There is no way for you to determine and measure another person’s actions. While we all have standards, of course, we want to make sure we get what we deserve, you also have to face the reality that you can’t always get what you want. And people will not always be able to meet your expectations. Loosen up and be mature enough to understand that you also have to make your expectations reasonable.
2. You simply were not the one
How and what you think of yourself is not exactly how other people perceive you. No matter how ideal partner you are, it does not guarantee that your date will like you. They also have their own definition of their ideal partner and if you don’t meet their expectations, chances are they will not push for another date with you.
3. They did not feel any challenge at all
Guys like it when girls make the dating game a little bit challenging. If girls give in too easily in whatever aspect like time, attention and everything else, guys easily get turned off.
4. You focus too much on your weaknesses
While it is good that you don’t pretend to be someone you are not, you must also avoid being too harsh on yourself. We all are not perfect. We all have imperfections and flaws and weaknesses but it does not mean that you have to magnify these things when you are out on your first date. You also do not have to really brag about your strengths and the things that you are good at but just be subtle when you get to discuss these things.
5. It was too soon to expect and want too much
A first date is just a first date. Don’t think that you are already headed to a serious relationship if this is your ultimate goal because you still have a long way to go. If you also make it too obvious, chances are guys will get turned off or they might back out, especially when a commitment with you is something that they don’t see at the present. Just remember that your first date is just an opportunity for you to know each other better. Just enjoy the moment and see where it will take you.
6. Your date has found someone else
Another possible reason why your date will not ask you out anymore because they have found someone else. They may have seen some things with another person that they have not found in you, and it could be a reason why they chose them instead.
7. You fail to connect
When you are on your first date, it is better to avoid discussing why things did not work out with your former dates. Avoid talking about your former dates altogether. What you need to do instead is to focus on the present and talk about the positive aspects of your lives instead. Have more fun conversations, have a little laugh and just enjoy each other’s company.
8. You talk a lot about your problems
Remember that you went out on a date to get to know someone better, and not make them your therapist. While it is not entirely bad to share your problems with someone, sharing them with the person during the first time you went out with them might just not be the perfect venue to vent out.