I came across this list on hellobeautiful.com about mistakes most women make on a first date, i found it interesting and i realized the list can also be flipped in reverse to apply to men. there's 3 things on the list that really stood out for me....
#2 talking about ex's... if i'm on a first date... unless i ask a man about his ex... it's not really cool for him to just bring her out the blue and go into a big discussion about her. That could be a little red flag that maybe he's not over her yet.
#5 Not shutting up (lol) this one is FUNNY but very true! it's a BIGGIE with me... i'm some what of the quiet type so i actually prefer a man who talks more than me but C'MON! let's not over do it! it's never a good look when a man is OVERLY talkative and doesn't give you a chance to speak... i like a 2way conversation. i once met a guy i really liked but he just would NOT stop talking... he went on & on & on & on... i could literally put the phone down, cook dinner, go shopping and come back to the phone and he would not even notice i left because he's busy having a one way convo with himself. they say the rule is... if you are talking to someone for more than 60 seconds without pausing at all to allow them a chance to join in the conversation... you are talking too much (unless) you are telling a story... that may require more talk time.
#9 texting... texting during a first date is rude. If i'm on a first date i would like to feel special like a man is into me (atleast during the date) if he's busy texting... (unless its EXTREMELY important) that's not respectful.
#10 Overly Bragging about yourself... This is one i snuck onto the list myself (one of my pet peeves). it's NOT a good look to discuss your finances on a first date. If you have luxury cars, a Big House & Lots of money (that's GREAT and definitely something to be proud of) but unless you are dating a gold digger... it's a turn off for you to brag about those things on a first date. let me get to know YOU before i know what's in your bank account (all ladies may not agree with me on this one) but, i feel... Not only is it tasteless to brag about money, it makes you seem insecure. (this may also apply to ANY type of egotistical, narcissistic type bragging)... it's not cute!