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The dating phase can be fun; that time when you meet someone and have jitters and butterflies in your stomach. However, it can also be the worst time of your life, depending on the people you meet. We've heard that relationships are complicated, and that is not far from reality. While dating someone, it's easy to get carried away and make some mistakes along the way, but there are some unforgivable things. Here are six common mistakes most of us make while dating.

Not being yourself

The worst mistake you can do is pretend to be someone you are not to impress the significant other. One, pretending can be exhausting, and you'll only mislead the other person. You want someone to fall in love with the person that you are and not the fake version. Don't build a relationship based on lies, especially if you are looking for a long-term one.

Talking about the past

It's no doubt that your past is still important since it shaped the person you are today. However, when trying to build something new, it's essential not to bring up past relationships. No one wants to hear how much you hate your ex for breaking your heart. Talking about your exes could send the wrong message and even put off the potential partner.

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Snooping through someone's phone

The only message you'll be sending by snooping through your spouse's phone is that you don't trust them. It's crucial to respect someone's privacy and talk to them about it when in doubt. This way, you avoid unnecessary arguments and build trust in the relationship.

Don't snoop through your spouse's phone.

Being too clingy

Nothing's worse than a partner who is all over your business, especially when you've only gone out for like two dates. Most people are protective of their spouses, but in the first initial stages of dating, avoid being too clingy. Slowly learn about each other and forget about someone else trying to steal them.

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Flirting with other people

Most people have fallen culprit for this mistake and end up destroying the relationship before it even starts. For men, avoid wandering off your eyes and stare at other women or even flirting with the waitress when on a date with someone; it's very disrespectful.

Texting while on a date

It's not only rude to be on your phone while on a date, but it also shows you are not interested in the other person. People quickly walk out of relationships when they are not given the attention they deserve. Don't waste someone else's time if you don't want to be with them.