As anyone who has ever been in a date or has listened to Shania Twain knows, it's important to impress a date in order for a date to go well. People try to impress their romantic interests, and often the eagerness can me self-defeating. A Reddit thread asked women, "What is the least impressive thing a man has said/done in an attempt to impress you?"
Here's the cringeist of the cringe.
One time a guy told me he uses 2 different tooth paste flavors - 1 for the morning and 1 for the night because “he has different palate preferences at different times."-usually_late
Said he'd cook me a nice meal and gave me a time to come over. I showed up hungry and he said he didn't know how to cook, it had the instructions on the box for the main and the side. I somehow taught him how to cook that "date". Didn't talk to him again after that.-pepperfog