If you’ve got a date with someone and would like for it to go well, focus on keeping conversations within the context of a productive, positive, and informative experience for the two of you. You’ve gotten this far, so this is your opportunity to shine and show your qualities, thereby increasing your chance for a second date. The one thing you do not want to do, is keep bringing attention to areas of your past that will not help the relationship or even help you develop as a person. Here are a few of the main topics people bring up that spell disaster from the get go.
X boyfriends or girlfriends- This goes for x husbands and wives as well. The last thing your partner wants to hear is about your relationships that didn’t work out. They did not get dressed up and excited to hear you complain about past relationships, which is what you will most likely end up doing.
Religion- As this is such a controversial subject, steer clear of any conversations about religion or that seem to be heading in that direction. We all have different spiritual or secular beliefs, and to engage in such a possible in depth dispute so soon could set a bad tone for the rest of your evening.
Politics- Just like religion, we all have many different views when it comes to our political beliefs and ideals. These can lead to a confrontations that could escalate into an argument, which is the last thing that should ideally happen on a first date. Many people take such things personally and you will probably not want to ruin your chances of getting to know a possible mate by bringing up your opinions about our government or how it should be ran. Save it for the voting booth. Just because the two of you have different believes doesn’t mean you wont get along later on down the road.