Names, And Other Things Not To Drop On A Dateby Chiara Atik on January 31, 2011
Here is what you are allowed to drop on a first date: Your fork.
Here is what you are not allowed to drop: Anything else.
If you are an amazing person with an amazing life, your date will no doubt find that out over the course of your relationship. No need to “subtly” name drop through out the first dinner, because, really, you’re never as subtle as you think you are.
Here are 5 things you should really try to avoid bragging about (at LEAST until the third date!):
1. Your School
“Well, I went to school in Boston….no, not BU…” *
2. Your Car
“There’s no car service, so we’ll have to drive there, abandon car, leave in someone else’s car. Pick up lonely c240 in lot on Monday morning”**
(For those keeping track at home: yep, it’s a Mercedes.)
3.Your Celebrity Friends
“Exactly! I think potato chips are too salty too, in fact, just the other day I was saying to Matt–oh, Damon–yeah, he’s my buddy–I was saying to Matt that potato chips are just too salty these days.”
“Oh, Natalie Portman? She’s a friend of mine. We went to college together in Boston. No, not Tufts…”
4. Your Income
“Ugh, taxes are going to be such a bitch this year, now that I’ve moved up in tax brackets…”
5. Your Summer Vacation
“I’m so over this weather. I just want to be back on my sailboat in Turks and Caicos…”
*Joke shamelessly stolen from 30 Rock.
**This is a real quote. From an actual person. On a date. Wish I was kidding.