What Men Think When You Bring Up An Ex

first date rules

What you really sound like when you bring up an ex on a first date.

There are certain things you just shouldn't do on a first date, like attend a three-hour self-help seminar, enter a burrito-eating contest or get a tattoo with your date's name on it. Another item to add to the list? Talking about your ex. Lemondrop: How to Prevent a First-Date Trainwreck

As far as dating etiquette goes, chatting about your former flame ranks pretty high on the list of no-nos. In fact, doing so flies in the face of good manners, which, in a nutshell, require you to act in a respectful way toward others so that they, in turn, respect you. Lemondrop: Three Common Dating Dealbreakers—What's Yours?

Besides, bringing up the ex on your first outing with someone new is really a no-win situation. If you trash the ex, you end up sounding like a woman scorned—or just a flat-out jerk. If you wax poetic about the Ghost of Boyfriends Past, you sound like you're still in love with one or more of them. Let's take a closer look. Lemondrop: You Don't Like Him—So Why'd You Agree To Go Out Again?

Read the rest on Lemondrop. 

Written by Liz Scott for Lemondrop.


Expert advice

Save your breath because you only need two words to make him commit.
Are you REALLY thinking about their happiness?
If you keep finding yourself in heartbreaking, dead end relationships, listen up.
It seems like you can't do anything right.