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e Harmony has released a list of first date "faux pas" and "to dos" based on a survey of the best and worst dating behaviour.The website's survey found that being rude to staff was considered the biggest faux pas, while 60 per cent thought constantly checking a mobile was the major no-no, and 52 per cent were turned off by talking about an ex. A quick survey of my colleagues in the office has revealed that, actually, everyone has a bad first date story.Thousands of couples have gone on to live happily ever after thanks to the online dating services out there but thousands more have been given the boot at the very first date.Blame it on human nature, but people don't always tell the truth in their profiles.
When I first read this holy grail of dating advice, I knew that only a rogue Neanderthal or troll among the e Harmony dating clientele could ever possibly find it useful. Even worse, many of us have been known to become trolls ourselves; suddenly growing 10 foot and dribbling angrily over tables in an act of dating panic. At university I had been in a play with a boy who, night after night, was HILARIOUS on stage.” After they were seated at the table, the boy proceeded to loudly discuss how young Janet was, even though she’d repeatedly told him they were the same age. In his own words: "The chat was horrifically bad." The date was so awkward that he felt forced to start pretending to keep an eye on the football that was on in the corner of the pub, as a way of covering for the long, empty silences.