Good conversation tops for first date - not via mobile
YOU'RE on a first date, things are going well, you're chatting and laughing; then your date takes out their mobile phone and starts texting - or worse, starts a conversation about their ex.
The date is over.
Something as simple as using your mobile phone, being rude to the waiter or checking out other singles can break a first date.
With Valentine's Day just around the corner, a survey from dating site RSVP has revealed what it takes to make or break that first date.
Singles rated the most offensive behaviour on a date was to check out other people (32%), while 10% thought drinking too much was rude, and 4% were upset if their date wasn't on time.
The most enjoyable part of the date for 82% of singles surveyed was having a good chat.
RSVP spokeswoman Melanie Dudgeon explained that ahead of sexual chemistry, the choice of venue and the quality of food and drink, good conversation rated as a crucial part of a great date.
"The message is clear for Valentine's Day; don't waste your time trying to get a booking in the hottest new restaurant - instead focus on having some engaging talking points up your sleeve," Ms Dudgeon said.
Just 8% think a kiss at the end of the evening is the most promising sign of a good date.