Everyone wants to secure a second date so make sure you avoid talking about these topics.
You don’t need to know what their political opinions are on a first date. Keep conversation light hearted and get to know each other. Their answer could affect how you feel about them if you don’t agree and there’s no need to bring it up so soon.
- Previous partners.
You don’t need to know what their previous partner was like. You’ll end up comparing them to yourself which is never a good thing to do. Also don’t ask how many previous partners they’ve had as you aren’t going to want to hear the answer!
Religion is a very personal subject and a lot of people won’t see eye to eye. If your religion is important to you and important that your partner share it then you’ll likely already be dating someone you know has very similar beliefs, otherwise it’s not an important topic of conversation for a first date.
You don’t need to know how much they earn and equally they don’t need to know your salary. It’s not anyone else’s business what people earn unless they are planning on living together so save money talk until you know where your relationship is going.
Never talk about marriage and children on a first date; you don’t want to scare them off! There’s plenty of time to talk about what you both want from the future, don’t seem overly keen on the first date or they’ll run a mile!
Don’t moan to your date about your job, your annoying colleague or how much you dislike your boss; they don’t care! By all means discuss what you both do for a living but there’s no need to go into detail – you never know, they might know someone you work with!
Obviously you will be talking about yourself so your date can get to know you but only when they ask you questions. Don’t keep talking about yourself unprompted. Ask your date lots of questions about themselves so that they can tell you’re interested in them.
- Your own appearance.
If your date compliments you then great but don’t boast about how much you do down the gym or equally, don’t put yourself down – this isn’t attractive for someone else to hear. Compliment your date and let them know you like them by all means.
- What you’re looking for.
This is never a good question to be asked so definitely don’t talk about your “usual type” or anything that might make your date feel uncomfortable. You’re allowed to be picky but they don’t need to know that!
- Your family background.
No one is interested about your entire family tree. You can discuss how many siblings you have but keep it simple and don’t go into detail about all your different family members – it’s boring and if you end up in a relationship with this person they’ll meet them all anyway!
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