5 Words to Ruin a Date: Love Lessons from Twitter

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Dating can be hard. Dating in New York City can be even harder. Due to obsessive societal fixation on (conscious) coupling and uncoupling you may find your single self at a loss. But have no fear because social media always pulls through! Save your money and go without that millionaire matchmaker! Simply search #FiveWordsToRuinADate on Twitter and absorb the wisdom of the general public. Not exactly the advice you’d get from Steve Wilkos, but it will do. Screen Shot 2015-01-15 at 12.46.26 PM1. This one goes without saying. Word to the wise, when picking the location for a date, opt for something soothing to the stomach on a date to ensure that these five little words never need to be said. Are you a fan of Indian food? Too bad.

Screen Shot 2015-01-15 at 12.51.32 PM2. It’s always important to not look like a loser when first dating. We all love our moms, but let’s leave them out of the situation when it comes to transportation.

Screen Shot 2015-01-15 at 12.47.34 PM3. Not five words, but ok. You may have stalked your date on Instagram before meeting IRL. In our modern, techy world, social media plays a huge part in the dating scene. A filter can go a long way, and if the person you’re sitting across from looks a little less Valencia than you thought, keep your mouth shut.

Screen Shot 2015-01-15 at 12.56.15 PM4. Never talk about past romances on a date, especially if those relationships are borderline incestuous. Lke Karen from Mean Girls, you may have frenched your cousin, but whatever you do, keep it to yourself.

Screen Shot 2015-01-15 at 12.44.29 PM5. It is very important not to comment on your date’s eating habits. Just because you don’t like mayo does not mean they don’t! The person you’re going on a date with is not expecting to go on a date with a nutritionist (even if you are one, ain’t nobody got time for that).

 

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