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First-date conversation no-no's

Author: Canadian Living

Relationships

First-date conversation no-no's

Author Josey Vogel talked dating tips and tricks with Balance host Dr. Marla Shapiro. Here is an excerpt from her book, Dating: A Survival Guide from the Frontlines, that tells you what not to talk about during that first get-together. Check out a quick reference list of conversation faux-pas' below.

What not to talk about on a first date:
• "Diseases or illnesses, obsessive behavior, friends in jail."
• "Exes."
• "Medical problems that mean he can't have children. (It happened. Honest.)"
• "Bodily functions."
• "Details about failed personal relationships."
• "How much you hate your family."
• "How you were dumped by all your former girlfriends."
• "Politics, religion or sexuality." (Jeez, tough customer.)
• "Family problems."
• "Your favorite sexual positions."
• "Past boyfriends, past dates, dead cats, negative ideas."
• "Cars. Some guys can talk about their vehicle for hours." (I hear ya, Unless you're a car freak too, car talk is boring!)
• "How much money you make or spend."
• "Financial difficulties."
• "How I should run my life, according to you!"

 



Excerpted from Dating: A Survival Guide from the Frontlines by Josey Vogels (Raincoast Books, 1999).

 

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