6 Ways to Avoid Killing the Mood

You don’t get a second chance to make a first impression.

Your first few dates with a girl are your best time to shine. You’ve got a clean slate and it’s important to be on top of your game. Take special care to ensure a date goes smoothly — it makes all the difference.

Keep your momentum going with these ideas in mind:

Plan Ahead

Unless you’re on a spontaneous date, take advantage of time to be well prepared. If you’ve got roommates, give them a heads up.  Let them know you’ll need some privacy and won’t be playing Call of Duty tonight.


Nothing too drastic, just a quick once-over of your room and general living space. Dirty dishes, pizza boxes, and piles of clothes aren’t deal breakers, but they’re sure not doing you any favors. Don’t forget to make your bed and keep your toilet paper stocked. I know this sounds obvious, but you’d be surprised at how many guys don’t actually do it!

Leave Touchy Subjects for Later

Be delicate with controversial topics like religion, politics, and past relationships. You can be passionate about things you believe in, but don’t be offensive. And rehashing your last breakup can make her feel uncomfortable and even uninterested.

Don’t Flirt with Other Women

Waitresses, bartenders, and cute friends are off limits for the night. Pay attention to the girl you’re with and make her feel special. It’s easier to keep a steady flow of conversation when you’re focused on her.

Stay Sober (Enough)

Getting sloppy is not attractive. Have a few drinks if you want, but don’t go overboard. Slurring words and being overly loud isn’t turning her on.

Give Her Time to Talk

Not only does this take the pressure off of you, it means you’re listening more. She’ll appreciate that you want to learn about her and get to know her better. Ask questions and relate with your own stories and ideas to build a stronger connection.

Do you have any funny first date mistakes stories?