3 Things to Never Talk About on a First Date

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Courting Disaster is Jackalope Ranch's weekly column of dating horror stories, observations, how-tos, and more by Katie Johnson. Names of ex-boyfriends, past hookups, and bad blind dates have been changed to protect the guilty.

First dates are rough. A single meal or a meet-up over coffee can make or break your chances of changing your relationship status on Facebook. If a first date goes great, you could be telling your future children about it 15 years form now. And if it crashes and burns, you could be reading about it on this blog

Since one is the loneliest number, here are three pieces of advice that may save you from your single status. Think of them as the trifecta of taboo topics.

See also: 10 Best Places to Meet Singles in Metro Phoenix

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3. Money talks

You may think that money makes the world go round, but when it comes to a first date, money can bring things to a record-scratching stop. Asking the other person how much money he or she makes, asking how much their clothing or car costs, even talking about your own personal finances --- these are all things you mother should have taught you not to say (to anyone). If you've got your money on your mind and your mind on your money, I can tell you one thing that's not going to be on top of you by the end of the night: your date.


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13 comments
Jade E. Freeman
Jade E. Freeman

I think you gotta talk about religion or at least indicate whether it's important in your life. I dated a nice woman who said grace before we ate on a blind lunch date. Not my thing so it was the only date.

fishingblues
fishingblues topcommenter

I'm thinking 'spotted dick' should not bring up his penile discharge.

Timothy D Little
Timothy D Little

Politics. Religion and ex's. Though politics and religion can be a deal breaker.

Marissa Calderon
Marissa Calderon

Save you the read...money, marriage, if they want it/kids, and X rated material...there it is.

Marco Cruz
Marco Cruz

sooo, taking a shit is fair game!

Adrian Betti
Adrian Betti

Didn't read the article. Let me guess. Religion, politics, money.

A.j. Aurilia
A.j. Aurilia

I thought that the 3 things were going to be religion politics and ex's. This surprised me and the 3 things they posted are extremely true! Good Jod New Times!

UncleJessesMullet
UncleJessesMullet

THANKS FOR THE ADVICE KATIE I WILL USE THIS ON MY DATE TONIGHT


UraHack
UraHack

Also, try to keep 9/11 conspiracy theories to a minimum.

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