9. Do they keep their hands to themselves?
A simple handshake or a friendly hug on the first date is fine, but if your date is trying to be very touchy-feely with you, then stay away from them. Having sex is not the only reason for going on a date, so if your date gives off the vibe that sex is the only reason they have come on the date, then they don’t deserve a second one.
Getting over-friendly on the first date itself is not cool, and there needs to be some amount of familiarity between you two to take things to the next level. Otherwise, being too physically or sexually friendly is not something you should entertain.
10. What sort of vibe do you get from them?
Your body and gut instinct have a way of picking up vibes. Sometimes you come across people and feel something is off, there might be no logical explanation but it is just the vibe that you feel when you are with them. If you are feeling unease and tension in your body when you meet someone, it could be because your body and gut instinct is trying to warn you.
Pay heed to how your body reacts when you are with someone. More often than not, your intuition and gut instinct is on point. If something feels off, then it’s better not to force it just for the sake of one date.
This checklist is a general guideline to help you to navigate the dating space.
Remember that everyone is different and their likes and dislikes are also different. What’s a deal-breaker for someone could be the very thing you could be attracted to and vice-versa. The best strategy is to do your inner work and gain self-awareness so that you have enough clarity on what attracts you and what are your absolute deal-breakers. Last but not least, follow your inner compass and let your intuition guide you.