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When starting a new relationship, many individuals can be a little overwhelmed at first, and, upon being overwhelmed, make a dumb error. We are all prone to silly mistakes, but sometimes these silly mistakes can result in something profoundly awful for all parties involved, including the eventual desolation of a relationship.
To avoid putting our feet in our mouth and destroying a good thing, it is important to consider the biggest, most common mistakes we make when entering a relationship--for, if we know what things to we should not do, we can, in a corresponding manner, not do that thing.
- Tell our partner that s/he is "beautiful" too often--it gets kinda creepy, and, after awhile, we may feel like you're eating us with your eyes.
- Say "I love you" way too often or way too early--after all, how can you love me before the main course on our first dinner date?
- Touch him/her too much, or wrap your arm around someone's waist/shoulders without consent.
- Try to kiss your partner before he or she is expecting it. You can annoy your partner with kisses after a few weeks of dating, not at the start.
- Talk about your fetishes.
- Play with your partner's hair. For any reason.
- Talk about yourself. Yes, it's fascinating about what your fourth-grade teacher said, but this is a little much to take in.
- Interrogate your partner about every detail of his/her life. You're going to make them feel like they're on trial or something.
- Talk about your ex. It makes you look as though you can't move on from the past, and that is a little unsettling.
- Fall asleep and drool on your partner.
- Not have an idea where you can go. Indecisiveness if okay later on, but for a first date it's best to have a plan.
- Be inconsiderate of what your partner wants. If your firm plan isn't working out, improvise! Reading your partner can be a good way to ensure that second date.
- Cut her off. Never cut your date off without apologizing. In fact, apologizing may make you more attractive to your date, since it displays vulnerability and respect for your partner's wishes.
- Be overly accommodating. Don't just bend at the knee for your partner. You are not a door matt.
- Get drunk.
- Eat with your mouth open. That will gross out your date fast.
- Make racist remarks. In fact, don't make any hateful remarks ever. That's just a really terrible thing to do.
- Talk politics. You don't know your partner well enough to know if you're going to offend him/her.
- Talk religion. Again, same reasons, only in some cases this may upset them not just on an intellectual level but on a moral level.
- Order sloppy food, as this can and will splatter all over your clothes and make you look like a slob.
- Invite him or her over to your house after the date before gauging the situation.
- Talk down to your partner in any way. I don't care if you have a PhD and your partner dropped out of high school. You can't disrespect him/her.
- Not pay for your date. Don't be cheap!
- And, perhaps most important of all, do not expect it to end with you getting laid.