Last night, President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney faced off in a final debate over foreign policy. With just two weeks until election day, every word counted. Every gesture mattered. Everything was on the line.

Sounds like every first date you've ever been on in your life, right? You’re always the candidate that could get voted into office, and she’s the skeptical constituent. You're living on glib talk and a prayer, hoping to win her over. Most of the time, it doesn't work.

From flip-flopping to wild promises, here are 5 Reasons First Dates Are Like Presidential Debates.

By Shanté Cosme (@ShanteCosme