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What Not To Say On A First Date: The Best #5WordsToRuinADate Tweets [Weird & Wonderful Web]

Dave Parrack 18-01-2015

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It really doesn’t take much to ruin a date either. A social faux pas here, or a misreading of the signals there, and your potential partner will likely sneak out the nearest exit as soon as your back is turned. It potentially takes just five words to ruin a date…

The #5WordsToRuinADate Hashtag

We know this thanks to Twitter, which has ably demonstrated how few words it takes to ruin a date. Using the hashtag #5WordsToRuinADate, Twitter users suggested many examples of short sentences which can instantly turn a potentially magical date into an absolute nightmare.

There were some noticeable trends weaving their way through the #5WordsToRuinADate, all of which offer some legitimate advice on what not to say during a date. Pushing your likes and dislikes on others is out, as is stifling someone’s right to hold an opinion. Mentioning past relationships is a big no-no, as is assuming a sexual dalliance is on the cards.

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Surprise Squeeze

This is never a particularly appropriate question, but it’s almost certainly not going to go down well on a first, second, or even third date.


Bieber Bleurgh

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Hankie Panky

Don’t sniff the handkerchief that has just been placed under your nose. Close your nostrils tightly and make your way to the nearest exit. Fast.

Truck? Stop!

This is disagreeable on so many levels. He owns a truck, he thinks sex is guaranteed, and he thinks you’d be happy to spend the night in his cold, smelly vehicle. No, no, and thrice no.

Dirty Boy

Unless this is followed up with, “But I have a long soak in the bath every single day,” make your excuses and leave.


Come Prepared

While it’s good to be prepared for any eventuality, putting a condom on before going on a date may just be taking things a little too far.

Marriage Material?

When? Already? How about we eat some dinner, watch a film, and then talk about IF rather than WHEN we want to get married.

Nickelback Off

Each to their own and all that, but you would have to be the most tolerant person in the world to put up with Nickelback being blasted out loud day and night for years to come.

Cutting Remark

Think it, don’t say it. You cruel, heartless person, you.


Rug Shrug

If this is on the date itself then the rug burns must have been obtained the night before. Which suggests, well, I don’t want to cast aspersions.

Kinship Kink

I do, but she has even less tolerance for creeps than me.

Inexperienced Interloper

WE don’t do sex. But there are plenty of videos online which will help you learn the basics.

Literally Viral

Honesty IS the best policy, but this is one occasion on which keeping your mouth shut may have been a better option.


Lowering Standards

It’s quite a skill to deliver such a cutting message in so few words. It’s an even greater skill to come up with a suitable riposte on the fly. No, I’m out.

Microsoft Malady

That’s it, the date has ended. In fact, I’d be out the door even before “Explorer” had left my date’s mouth.

What 5 Words Would Ruin Your Date?

You’ve seen the best suggestions Twitter had to offer to this hashtag, but now it’s your turn to deliver the goods.

Tell us in the comments section below either what five words would ruin a date for you or what five words you imagine would ruin a date for your partner were they to fall (dis)gracefully from your lips.

There is no right and wrong answers, and you’re only limited by your creativity The Top 5 Websites To Spark Your Creativity Read More . So what are you waiting for?!

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  1. AnnihilationGamingTM
    November 17, 2016 at 2:59 am

    I would like you to meet, my parents. After our first date.

  2. AnnihilationGamingTM
    November 17, 2016 at 2:57 am

    I have 6 cats.

  3. AnnihilationGamingTM
    November 17, 2016 at 2:56 am

    I voted for Trump

  4. AnnihilationGamingTM
    November 17, 2016 at 2:56 am

    I voted for, Trump

  5. snoopie509
    January 19, 2015 at 3:37 pm

    I think the worst for me was when i invited a girl to hang out, she told me "I'll stop by your house and don't worry i know what time your home". Kind of scary because I've only known her a week and she already knew a lot about me...turned out my friend who lived down the street was her BFF. she told her all about me. but again creepy since she was looking into me before i met her

  6. james Bruce
    January 18, 2015 at 5:04 pm

    Here's my hotmail address.

  7. Jessica C
    January 18, 2015 at 12:25 pm

    Does, "I don't read MakeUseOf" count as 4, 5, 6, or 7 words?

    Great roundup, Dave.