We all do some silly things when we first start dating. It’s like a right of passage for many girls to first be too clingy, then appear completely disinterested and distant, being jealous of everyone, etc. The good news is that the older we get – the smarter we become. We learn on our mistakes and become stronger, smarter, more confident and just basically bad-ass women. So we thought it would be fun to go through a list of bad dating behaviors we usually grow out of. If you’ve already grown out of these – good for you, read it and glow with superiority. If you haven’t – this can be a helpful list of things not to do, you know, mistakes to avoid.
1. Being A Chameleon
Lots of us do this when we first start dating. We try to appeal to whomever it is we want to ask us out on a date. If they’re into sports, we’ll pretend we like sports. If they’re into hip hop music – we’ll pretend to be interested, even though deep down we know we’re into pop and rock. I’m not saying we can’t be into multiple things, of course. But stop playing up certain parts of your personality to make someone interested. The best way to see if they really like you is to be yourself.
2. Being Impressed With Everything
Remember how you used to think being hot, fit and manly was all a guy needed to be a great boyfriend. Well, as years go by it turns out he also needs to have a sense of humor, an actual personality and some opinions on life other than ‘football is cool!’.
3. Double Texting
Texting a guy, and if he doesn’t answer you text him again – that is such a rookie mistake. You don’t do it anymore, do you? He’s received your message, you know he has. Even if he doesn’t have “read notifications” on you still see that he got it. Leave it there. It’s his turn to text.
4. Fixing Him
Many of us are guilty of this. It’s like we just can’t help ourselves. It’s almost like we are more attracted to guys who have a flaw we’re sure we can fix. Yeah, that never really works. You can’t fix a person, or change them, unless they do it themselves. It’s much more fun dating people that don’t need fixing.