Is it just me or do some people not know what topics of conversation are off limits when they go out with someone on a date?
There are certain areas of discussion which I really think should remain taboo during those first few all important meetings with a new
Please have a read of the list below and let me know what you think. I'd also love to hear any of your dating horror-conversations (as it will make me feel better for the dates I'm going to tell you about next!).
Top Ten Topics to Avoid on a Date
10. The Weather.
Just how dull are you? Ooh, can we talk about the long range forecast next please? (Unless you’re a meteorologist on a date with another meteorologist, in which case I’m sure this would be fascinating. You could flirt unashamedly about “Moist conditions south of the border” and use other such racy innuendos).
The only spark came courtesy of the lightening
9. Affiliations with racist organizations.
Or making racist comments in general. I won’t laugh politely and I’ll end the date very quickly. Probably after hitting you.
This should only be discussed if you are a member of a fanatical cult (possibly dating unsuspecting victims to try and increase numbers). If this is the case I would like to know, so I can get away from you as fast as I can before you seize my bank accounts, reduce me to a brainwashed zombie and poo on my chest.
Do I have a passing interest in politics? Yes. Am I a political activist? No. Does talking about politics generally involve a light hearted discussion, allowing you to get to know each other over trivial details? Definitely not. Therefore avoid.
Unless you are just dating each other for sex or you’re already in the hotel room. A graphic description/reconstruction of your best sex move is not going to impress me if we haven’t even kissed yet.
5. Money and how much money I/you/we make.
Big alarm bells ring if this comes up too soon. Are you eyeing me up as a meal ticket? Is the fact that I’m supposed to be impressed by the size of your wallet meant to stop me from wondering about the size of anything else, or from realising that you’re a complete idiot? PS: This round’s on you.
4. How many children do I want?
AAAAAAAGGGHH! BACK OFF!
3. Weird illnesses/afflictions that you have.
I do not want to know that you have a third nipple/sugar allergy/plastic arsehole until I actually know you a bit, otherwise you’re just going to come across as a weirdo that tells total strangers really intimate details inappropriately early. And that’s just slightly worrying in my book.
2. The fact that you did have gonhorrea
But it’s more than likely cleared up by now. Yeuw.
"Did I mention that I have knob rot?"
1. You’ve just split up with a girl who dumped you.
For your dad. Or talking about/slagging off your exes in any detail really, as this will either show that you’re still hung up on them, or that you’re a bitter and twisted type who’s going to be a right barrel of laughs…. Both of which are equally unattractive.
So what do you think? Is it just me who thinks these topics of conversation should be off limits at least until you've been dating for a good couple of months? The reason why I ask this is because I experienced quite a few of these conversational gems the last time I was playing the dating game, as you will soon see...