How to make the first date the last

Some first date mistakes... 

You’ve seen these and worse dating mistakes on TV.

Be self-absorbed

Make sure the conversation is about you, you and only you. If your partner starts to tell you about their day--jump right in and take back the limelight. After all, life is short and you’ve only got so much time, so that light might as well be shining on you.

Appear desperate to marry

Describe the loud ticking of your biological clock. Drone on about the benefits of wedding registries. Tell your partner they’ll have to give up the sports car when the kids arrive.

Whine about every little thing

Let your partner know that nothing you experience with them is as good as what you’ve had with other dates. If they take you to a steakhouse, say you live and die for seafood. Criticize the décor so they know you’re more high-class than this place. Call them cheap when you see the tip.

Be a control freak

Shriek loudly in the car and claim that you can drive better. Show them how to hold a hamburger so it doesn’t drip. Tell them they should have asked for extra napkins, and by the way, where’s the salt?