It turns out that even America’s sweetheart, Reese Witherspoon, has had her fair share of unsuccessful dates, according to People. “I had someone correct my grammar on a blind date once, and I knew within the first 10 minutes that the date was over,” said Witherspoon.  “Even worse, I don’t even remember what I said — I probably said ‘ain’t.’  Just don’t correct my grammar.  I’m from Tennessee.  I probably say everything wrong.”  There you have it boys–lesson learned.  Never correct a southern girl’s grammar!What are things to avoid on a first date?

Cupid’s Advice:

First dates can be awkward, but Cupid has a few tips on what you should steer clear of on your first night out with someone new:

1. Don’t talk about yourself all night: A first date means getting to know each other.  In between the nervous babbling about yourself, make sure to find out a few things about your date as well.

2. Don’t lie: No matter how much you want the other person to like you, be honest.  You’ll never know how compatible you truly other with the person if you lie about yourself.  Remember: the truth will come out eventually anyway.

3. Don’t look less than your best: Don’t show up like you just ran out of the shower or just got out of bed.  When you look good, you feel good.   You’re not only impressing your date, but you’re also boosting your own confidence.