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FIRST DATE AND TMI

Posted by [email protected] on March 4, 2013 at 2:40 AM

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My name’s Maggie and I’m stepping out of page 162 from the Spicy Spinsters character collection. Although Mary’s my identical twin sister, most people don’t get us confused with one another. She’s a recently widowed conservative, while I’ve never married. I had little choice but to be the willow branches bending with the breeze to keep up with the way dating changed after the sexual revolution.

I talked Mary into getting back into the dating game. Although I gave her plenty of suggestions for a makeover to help put her in a new frame of mind, I had to wait until she was emotionally ready to take the next step.

Months passed after I told the story in the book before she could begin dating again. Perhaps if I shared this information I told her with you it could help settle some of the butterflies fluttering in your stomach when you go on a first date with a man.

Avoid TMI (too much info.) on the first date

Think of your first date as a casual interview. For instance, you wouldn’t trash your old boss with a perspective employer. The new man’s likely to consider complaints about the ex could mean your life includes too much drama. If you begin complaining about the past too soon, he might think you’re a man basher or that you’re life includes too much drama.

Sometimes we have the tendency to immediately put everything on the table. We want to know right away if he’s going to bail because of what we think he’d consider a deal breaker. We think we’re sorting out the men who might jump ship before investing our emotions. However, the circumstances that a man feels he can accept further into the relationship is usually different from what he’ll put up with on a first date.

Men love intrigue and mystery. They fancy themselves as skilled hunters and love the chase. While he’s doing that it gives you the chance to decide whether or not you want to continue seeing him. Besides why tell a relative stranger all your personal business?

Everyone wants to feel a date’s listening when they speak. Let him share the conversation by making him a part of it rather than making him the audience at your one woman show. Asking him questions will let him know you’re interested in him and will let you know if you want a second date.

If you can’t follow the above advice, go to a movie, or a concert, the ballet, the theater or anything where conversation is limited.

Please Note: The above is an expression of opinions and not professional advice. It is only to be used for personal entertainment purposes. You are solely responsible for the use of any of the content and Jewel Hopson is not responsible for any event or claim.

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