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11 Things That Immediately Destroy A First Impression

#3 is just plain rude.

There’s a reason why people say you can’t make the first impression twice. It’s either you nailed it, or you didn’t.

A first impression truly last, which is why it plays a vital role when you meet someone. Here are 11 things that immediately destroy the first impression.

1. The way you present your opinion on things.

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It’s fine to share your thoughts, but if you force people to see things the way you do, then that is such a deal breaker.

2. A weak handshake.

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Having a weak handshake is connected to someone who is shy or anxious, which is not a good trait if you’re trying to impress someone.

3. Looking at your phone instead of valuing social interaction.

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Frequently checking your phone shows that you are not interested in the other person, that you are bored, and that you have better things to do. Even just putting your phone on the table is already a turn-off.

4. Dressing like a slob.

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You don’t have to wear your best suit or use the whole bottle of perfume. But you have to look nice, be polished and keep it professional, especially when it is your job interview or a meeting with a prominent dignitary. Your appearance is extremely important during such sessions and can dictate the tone.

5. Not respecting personal space.

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You don’t want to get too close or stand too far away from the person you’re talking to. The ideal distance is about 4 to 12 feet.

6. Forgetting someone’s name.

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When you’re unable to remember names, it tells the client or interviewer that you just don’t consider them important enough to invest all your mental being in learning a few names. They will feel you’re not interested enough.

7. Looking at someone up and down.

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This can come off as rude since it appears that you’re judging their appearance from head to toe.

8. Not maintaning eye contact.

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People who avoid eye contact are seen as not sincere.

9. Chewing gum.

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Chewing gum is only acceptable if you’re hanging out with your friends. But if you’re at a job interview, chewing gum is a terrible idea.

10. Bringing up polarizing topics immediately.

There are certain topics that shouldn’t be brought up when you want to make a good impression such as politics, religion, money, and more.

11. Making distracting noises.

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Just try to focus and work while someone is playing with a pen, or tapping a foot, or cracking knuckles. These little noises are irritating for most people, and that’s why you should try to avoid them.

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How To Start And Have A Great Tinder Conversation

Are you ready to swipe right on Tinder?

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Tinder has become one of the most widely used dating apps today. You can have your match, chat with someone and take it to the next level by going out on a date with that interesting person you just met. However, that would only be possible if someone swiped right on your profile.

The dating app has studied users' data and the results have been translated into strategies to have a better dating experience. If you haven't had luck on Tinder, consider below tips from the company itself.

#1 Upload smiling and close-up photos.

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10 Signs He’s More Like A Friend Than A Boyfriend

#10 makes a lot of sense.

Ever wondered why you love a guy with all your heart but still can’t seem to see a future with him? Well, maybe because you’re just not meant to be.

Maybe there’s nothing wrong with him or with you and it’s just that you’re both are not meant to be lovers. Here are ten signs that he’s good for friendship but not for a romantic relationship.

1. Your whole relationship is just based on jokes, laughs, and complaints about life.

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New Clark City: The Philippines’ New Metropolis That Can Withstand Disasters

The stunning new city also uses “lahar” in the best possible way.

It looks like the Philippines is determined to rise above all of the nation's troubles with a hopeful sign of the future. The Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) has just unveiled plans for a sprawling new metropolis that is set to withstand all types of natural calamities. Interestingly, the new city also promises to make use of the haunting reminders of the country's most devastating disaster.

It has been confirmed that the Philippines is currently working on a back-up city around 100 kilometers away from the current capital Manila. The new metropolis is expected to feature government offices that can remain open when Manila is struck by natural disasters like flooding, typhoon, or earthquake. The city, which is being called New Clark City, also intends to be pollution-free and house around 1.2 million people.

New Clark City is expected to host the Southeast Asian Games in December 2019.

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