At some point in the dating game, someone will ask someone else out for a date. At times, first dates could be tricky. He or she might misread signals. Even if a first date is not ideal, a second chance is often recommended. There are a few first date red flags that might give an indication a second is not a good choice. If one experiences any of these flags, cut “your” loses.
Revealing they are not the relationship type. Do not even bother with the one that says this. He or she cannot be changed. If one is a relationship hopeful, this person is not the one. If a date says, “I’ve never been in a serious relationship” on the first date, they are either waiting on their Mr./Ms. Right or not into commitment.
Their phone is the third wheel. Is a smartphone the biggest competition? If he or she will not put their cell phone down, they are not giving their undivided attention. This is a clear sign that they are not trying to get to know their date. If this is a problem on the first date, it will always be a problem.
They bring up sex. If one brings up sex or want to have an open dialogue about sex on the first date, he or she is looking for a little something-something. When this is the case, he or she is not thinking long-term. If one does not respect a verbal or nonverbal “no thank you”, run.
They consume too much alcohol. If a date drinks too much on a first date, this is an indication something is wrong. A drink or two might be fine, but getting drunk usually indicates a serious problem.
Being a pessimist. If everything is “the worst,” rethink the idea of a relationship with him or her. A potential partner is someone that one wants to build a life with, not someone to put a downer on everything. Remember if he or she is negative about everything, it will not be long before they will direct the negativity toward “you.”