Film quotes NOT to say on a first date


It’s fun quoting films. But not always fun for those who have to listen – particularly if they don’t understand the reference. While we can’t tell you which quotes are good for first dates, we definitely can tell you which aren’t.

Come with me

Of all the Arnold Schwarzenegger movie vehicles, ‘The Terminator’ is the most eminently quotable. Saying ‘I’ll be back’ when you go the toilet is unfunny, but harmless. Ending the night with ‘come with me if you want to live’ however, is just creepy.


Born to love you

However well your date is going, resist the urge to say ‘I was born to love you, I was born to lick your face’ – unless, of course, you’re Chevy Chase.


Clever girl

In the 1993 sci-fi film ‘Jurassic Park’, a hunter named Muldoon is poised to take out a raptor with a loaded shotgun. As he’s about to shoot, a second raptor appears out of the jungle to his left. Muldoon turns to look at it, and manages to say ‘clever girl’ before he is unceremoniously eaten by the hungry dino. Although the quote became a catchphrase used to express admiration, it could easily be misinterpreted as patronising. Don’t use it!


Do I make you horny?

Talking about sex on a first date is usually a bad idea. With this in mind, asking ‘do I make you horny, baby?’ in the manner of Austin Powers is a definite no-no.


Sexy time

In the 2006 comedy, ‘Borat’, Sacha Baron Cohen’s bumbling Easter European asks a relationship advisor: ‘How do I know if she want me to take her [for] sexy time?’ Needless to say, this isn’t a question you should be asking anyone, regardless of how well you can do the accent.


No place like home

So, the date’s going a little badly. Conversation is flagging and you’re wondering when it will end. You might well be thinking ‘there’s no place like home’, but resist the temptation to say it out loud – it’ll either be construed as rude or, worse still,  as an invitation.


Have you had a date ruined by inappropriate or obscure film quotes? Or do you think they’re a great way to bond over shared  film favourites? Let us know in the comments.


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