Who hasn't got a bad date story these days? For anyone trying (and failing) to get their head around dating apps or online dating, these constant nightmare scenarios can feel like a sick joke some evil witch is playing on you.

To stop us all from becoming everything we hate (a.k.a. The Date From Hell), let me give a few tips on what you should do and never do on your first date.

Wherever you have a date, the worst thing you can do is act like a total dush-bag. Not only does it make for a 10/10 uncomfortable, but it shows you up to be a mega ass-hole…well yea take that from me!

Talk About Your Ex

Like bumholes, everyone's got them. Refrain from blathering on about them though, it makes people feel weird and on edge. If you chomp on about how awful your ex was, it screams NOT OVER IT. And if you're bigging them up, it's like... get back with them then?

Being Under or Overdressed

After taking care of the punctuality perspective, it is crucial that you also consider how you look. She might be impressed with your timing, but if your outfit isn’t suitable for the date, that can be a turnoff. Some men overdo it with their dressing by going overboard with flashy fashionable pieces because they want to “Impress” the lady.

Constantly Checking Your Phone

A date aids increased knowledge about the other person through conversation in a most relaxed space. Sadly, lots of people ruin their first dates by being engrossed with their phone while the other person expects to connect with them.

Don’t bring up marriage or kids.

On a first date you are not sure if you want to share a dessert, let alone a future. For some people, it also makes them feel like you’re rushing the relationship. According to licensed psychologist Kimber Shelton, “If marriage and kids are important to you, there are general questions that can give you an idea of someone’s desire or feelings toward having a family, such as, ‘Tell me about your family?’ or ‘What’s your family like?'”