WOMEN love to be asked questions about themselves on dates, but avoid these unless you want to go home alone again.
‘What’s a fun fact about you?’
Women want to be wooed on a date, not feel like they’re sitting through a tedious corporate ice-breaker session. If the conversation reaches this dead end, call it a night already because you are categorically not in there. Mistress Pornhub and your right hand await.
‘What do you think of my crazy exes?’
A double-whammy of douchebag behaviour. Even though you’re asking for her opinion, you’re actually just steering the conversation back to your favourite topic: you. Also the adjective you’ve used to describe your ex-girlfriends is a massive red flag. Are they all crazy, or do they all share some mysterious common denominator?
‘What’s your blood type?’
Credit where it’s due, this isn’t a boring question like, ‘How many siblings do you have?’ On the downside, it’s so weirdly invasive that you’re going to sound like you want to harvest her organs. Why do you even need to know? Are you going to have to perform an emergency transfusion before seeing the dessert menu? Creep.
‘Do you normally wear makeup?’
This will come across in one of two ways. Either it’ll seem like you think she’s a disgusting hag underneath her layers of foundation, or it’ll sound like you think she should wear layers of foundation because she’s a disgusting hag. Cover your arse by saying she looks much better without it. This always goes down well.
‘Can I see a picture of your mum?’
If a woman tells you she’s got her mum’s eyes, take her word for it. Do not ask to be provided with photographic evidence. Not only does it sound like you think she’s a liar, your date also knows you want to check out her mum to see what she’ll look like in a few decades.
‘What’s the worst date you’ve ever been on?’
You’re tempting fate with this one. If you’ve asked any of the above then you’re forcing her to be brutally honest. That’s if she ever comes back from the bathroom. It’s been half an hour now and there’s no sign of her. Is it normal for someone to take their coat with them to the toilet, you wonder.