OK, so you're nervous about heading out to meet this guy your friends say you HAVE to meet. Oh, you hope you don't blow it. According to Dan Abelon, co-founder and CEO of SpeedDate.com, there are five taboo topics on a first date.
Unless it is known that both of you have kids, it is best to stay away from this topic altogether. First dates are more about getting to know the person sitting across the table, and bringing children into the mix too early instantly creates a “third-wheel” affect.
2. The Day Job
For most of us, work consumes eight hours of our daily life but it doesn’t define who we are. Shop talk often evolves into discussions about office politics and interpersonal issues, which is negative and always a complete turnoff.
Money or financial topics should be left at home. Questions like “How much do you make?” or “What type of car do you drive?” are not only rude in any social situation but will definitely derail the date before it has a chance to get on track.
4. Politics and Religion
If you met at a political convention, fine – but in all other instances, stay clear of opinionated issues like politics and religion. Even though you may seem like-minded during the first few hours of the date – chances are you won’t agree on everything, so just don’t go there.
5. The Ex
Having a terrible time and want to end the date quick? Just talk about your past relationships. Having a wonderful time and want to keep the relationship going? Then keep quiet. Talking about a former boyfriend, no matter in what context, shows your date that the past is still with you.
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