Single Holly Carpenter shares her dating do's and don'ts
Holly Carpenter has shared her ultimate list of do's and don'ts when it comes to dating.
The former Miss Ireland (23) split from her rugby player boyfriend Cian Healy in July of last year, but the top model has just given us some insight into single life.
In a recently blog entry, she compiled a list of turn-ons and turn-offs in the early stages of dating, including opening a door, complimenting your date to avoiding talking about your ex or drinking too much.
"Simple things like holding the door open for your date can go a long way," she wrote. "Good manners and gentlemanly behavior can earn you major brownie points - believe me! A simple act of chivalry will have her thinking ‘wow he was brought up well and clearly respects women’."
Although her sweet suggestions for men on a first date are admirable, it's her hilarious advice about what not to do that caught our attention.
Her first rule of thumb?
"Do not talk about your ex," she writes. "This applies to both men and women. You’re on a DATE. Do not bring up your ex. I once ordered chicken on a date and the guy goes ‘my ex loved chicken..’ Bitch I don’t care if your ex WAS A CHICKEN – Do not."
Also, if you're keen to make a good impression, be careful about how much you drink and monitor your emotions when it comes to your pet.
" Of course it’s fun to have a few drinks but getting really pissed on a first date is never a good look<" she added. "You don’t want to wake up with the fear thinking ‘Oh god what did I say.. did we kiss? Jesus is that him in the bed beside me!? Thank f***, it’s my dog..’ That reminds me I once got really emotional telling a guy how much I loved my dog and I’d DIE if anything ever happened to her as my eyes filled with tears."
For more on Holly, see www.hollycarpenterblog.com