When it comes to getting to know someone, there are certain things that should just be left unsaid — At least, in the beginning. Let us paint the scene for you. You're on a first date and the guy asks you why you got divorced. Do you tell him the entire story, which lasts forty minutes, or do you brush it off and re-focus the attention on the present? If you tell him the entire story, you're doing it wrong.
When YourTango Experts Senior VP Melanie Gorman and relationship experts Marla Martenson, Carin Goldstein, Jen Duchene and Kelly Rudolph talk about the importance of avoiding certain conversation topics on a first date, we couldn't agree more. For starters, giving everything away before you can even figure out if he's really interested in you or not may end up working against you. If you were thinking of mentioning your list of medications or any major issues that you've had in past relationships, think again. To be quite honest, the first date is not the time for that conversation. Don't give your cards away all at once. At the end of the day, dating is about fun so make sure you have it!
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