By Michael Griswold for YourTango
Because first dates serve as the beginning of your fairytale, theyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re beyond important. And while there are certain taboo subjects that you know not to discuss on a dateÃ¢â‚¬”like your unrelenting constipationÃ¢â‚¬”there are less obvious topics that should be off limits, too.
To put your best foot forward, keep these subjects out of your first-date conversation:
You've probably already been told not to talk politics on a first date, but it bears repeating. The reason is simple: You believe what you believe, and your date believes what they believe. You probably aren't going to change either person's views. Plus, the topic tends to fuel animosity, which can end the date before it really begins. This isn't to say you can't talk about current events or news, but don't reveal just yet that you are president of the Rush Limbaugh Fan Club or thatÃ¢â‚¬”while protesting on Occupy Wall StreetÃ¢â‚¬”you didn't shower for thirteen and half days.
If you repeatedly bring up your ex on a first date, there's a good chance one of two things will happen: Your date will think you're not entirely over your last relationship, or they'll see you as bitter and defeated by romance. Neither impression will make your date want to get to know you better.
Your Favorite Sex Position
Missionary. Doggie-style. Something involving packs of butter. No matter what sex positions you prefer, you shouldn't bring them up on your first date. That's because discussing sex too early on can give your date the impression that you're only interested in sexÃ¢â‚¬”or that your preferences are more adventurous or traditional than his. Save this topic for a little later on in the relationship.
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