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First dates are hard, there is no denying that. We want to make sure that, if nothing else, at least a good time is had by all.
Sometimes knowing what to say and what not to say is a fine line. While open communication and being ourselves is important, so is understanding that all topics have their time.
Here are two topics that should decidedly not be discussed on a first date.
1. The Past
I am all for a discussion of the past, at the appropriate time. Delving into your relational history on a first date, more often than not, is a recipe for disaster. Here’s why:
When we are meeting someone for the first time, we should be focused on getting to know who they are today; not who they were in their past. We all want second dates with happy people who seem happy with themselves, their lives, and to be in front of us. Dredging up the past or starting a conversation with “well, my last relationship….” ultimately detracts from the possibility of who is before you right there and then.
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Author: Laura Brown
Editor: Katarina Tavčar
Photo: Jason Devaun/Flickr