In today’s age of text-and-tweet everything, long gone is the art of phone calls, let alone face-to-face confrontation. Extending the dialogue beyond the screen is a desirable skill that seems rare to find in potential partners these days.
With the help of our experienced followers, we’ve compiled a list of conversation caveats to ensure smooth talking.
1. Ex Factors
Bringing up the past is never a pleasant point of conversation, especially with a potential love interest. Keep all discussion of your relationship résumé to a very low minimum unless you’re cuffed and committed.
Suggested by: @llcooljai and @vivalaLizzy
2. Me, Myself and I
Gloating has never been a good look. No matter how big your bank account is or how many accolades you’ve received at your job, steer clear of Kanye egotism. Do dabble in the surface of your daily life and interests just to draw similarities.
Suggested by: @whoaMelvin
If you have a serious criminal record or are currently coping with psychological issues, best save that for the authorities and your therapist. Admitting to your temper tantrums is noble in theory but will probably do more damage than good.
Suggested by: @dejabelle6 and @shoevixen
Unless you both majored in political studies and are aspiring to be the next couple in the White House, please check your party preferences on the ballots only. No need for your conversations to turn into a full-fledged caucus.
Suggested by: @bibothegreat
Pride and Prejudice
If you carry personal prejudices against a certain race or sexual orientation, the freedom of expression ends there. Uttering shady remarks is not only insensitive but grounds for no response back.