Have you ever wondered how you came across after a first date? Did you ramble too long about how much you love your pup? Should you have avoided touchy political topics? Did you ask enough questions—too many, perhaps? One dating service can provide all those answers. Three Day Rule (TDR) is bringing back old-fashioned matchmaking in a fresh new way, by combining technology and dating expertise to help singles of all ages find true love. The best part: It provides full-service date coaching. During its post-date lowdowns, which happens after every occasion, a personalized matchmaker calls both parties and asks them to list what went well and what didn’t. Like The Millionaire Matchmaker for the masses, TDR wants to bring back quality—not quantity—in the dating world, by reporting quirky behaviors back to the person concerned.
We were curious to know what the top first-date offenders were, so we sat down with TDR's New York–based matchmaker Nora Dekeyser to find out what really grinds the gears of singles everywhere. You can imagine the type of insight these professionals have on dating pet peeves. Are you guilty of being a résumé reader or a serial dater? Find out what behaviors to avoid on your next meet-and-greet for love everlasting.