6 Dating Habits You Should Ditch

Date tip: Don't ignore the bill when it comes.Date tip: Don't ignore the bill when it comes.Sure, we're all guilty of having bad habits. But there are some that can seriously mess with your dating life-without you even realizing it. Experts swear these little moves give off the signal that you're just not that into a guy…even when you totally are.

By Dara Adeeyo

1. Checking Your Phone
It's become sort of the norm to hand-hug your phone when out. Ah, gotta Instagram that meal. But when you're on a date, don't do it. It lets him think that he doesn't have your attention and that you're just not into him.

2. Scanning the Room
You might be nervous-or you might have a short attention span. If your date notices that you're constantly scanning the room, he'll think you're bored.

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3. Talking Too Much
Pauses in a conversation can be, well, awkward. By trying to avoid the silence, you might end up chatting non-stop about yourself. Do this and he'll think you're way too self-absorbed and have no plans on getting to know him and his interests. Instead, ask him questions about himself and let the convo flow.

4. Cutting the Date Short
Sometimes that curry you shared doesn't sit well. And yeah, that's awkward. Sure, you don't have to give gory details, but rushing out without telling a guy why makes him think you're over it. Try, "I've had a great time and I'd love to do this again, but I'm not feeling well. I think I need to call it an early night."

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5. Not Returning His Calls
Sure, playing hard to get can work. But if you don't want him to play games, don't do it either. When he reaches out, get back to him within an hour or two.

6. Avoiding the Bill
While most guys will end up footing the bill, they still want their girl to offer to pay. Being stubborn and not wanting to pay will make you come off as high-maintenance. And no guy wants to get involved with a girl that might be too much work.

SOURCE: Marni Battista, founder and CEO of Dating with Dignity; Adam LoDolce, The Dating Confidence Coach

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