you talk about?
Dates are nerve-wracking, no question about that. Which outfit should you wear? How should you style your hair? What topic should you two talk about? And more importantly, what
Well, we in the Guys department can help you with that last
one. GL rounded up a list of topics that should never, ever cross your lips on
a date—and what you should say instead.
This is the biggest no-no in the book. Bringing up an ex spoils
the exciting aura of a first date, which could cause the convo to take a turn
for the worst. Chances are, your date will be too preoccupied comparing himself
to your former flame to fill the gap in the convo. Instead of bringing up the past,
talk about the future: What are his summer vacay plans? Is he attending any
upcoming concerts? And if your night ends well, why not ask him what he’s doing
Inside jokes only
your besties understands
No doubt you and your buds have the best time goofing off.
But outsiders, like your date, won’t have a clue what you’re talking about if
you bring up a BFF-only joke. Awkward silence is sure to ensue, too. To avoid gabbing
on about your besties and inside jokes, ask him about his crew.
Your political views
A first date is no place for talking about politics. As you
can tell from Thanksgiving dinner with the relatives, serious debates can ensue
no matter how close you are. Even if you two end up sharing similar views, it’s
a topic you should def steer clear for quite a while. Politics aside, ask about
his views on less heated topics, like his fave music, movie or the topping you
should get for the ice cream sundae you’re splitting.
The dream you had
Sure, that bizarre dream you had touring the desert with
Justin Timberlake was the coolest thing ever—to you, maybe. But recounting
dreams to others is always, well, boring. There are always bits and pieces that
blur together or are missing altogether. Keep the convo flowing naturally by
asking your cutie about his dreams.
No, not the ones floating through his head when he’s sound asleep, but his
dream for past high school, college and beyond.
Whether you’re venting about something uncool your bestie
did or complaining about the waiter, don’t talk badly about anyone in front of
your date. Looking back at the night, your date will only remember the negative
things you said, not your charming smile or witty jokes. Besides that, it’s
just impolite to gossip about others. Keep things light by praising your loved ones
and then ask him about his own wonderful fam and friends.
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BY SYDNEY ADAMSON ON 5/31/2014 5:32:00 PM
POSTED IN guys, dating advice, GL's best guy advice, how to get a BF, crush crash course, boyfriend Q & A, playing it cool, date