Family & Relationships Is It Ever OK To Talk About Your Ex On A First Date?

20:51  14 may  2018
20:51  14 may  2018 Source:   yourtango.com

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And suddenly you realize there's way too much ex baggage left over to safely pursue a new relationship. This is a first date FAIL. Never talk about your exes when you're dating, ever ? Obviously, it 's not as simple as just keeping your past to yourself.

The problem is, if you start talking about an ex -girlfriend on the first date , she will immediately feel that you’re still attached, and you don’t want that at all.” I wouldn’t talk about an ex unless it ’s a story or until I’m told that its A- OK and that he didn’t care if I did. I personally would rather keep what’s in the


Is It Ever OK To Talk About Your Ex On A First Date © Provided by NewsCred Is It Ever OK To Talk About Your Ex On A First Date It's a very common scenario — you go on a first date, have a drink or two, and you both start talking about your lives, past loves and dreams for the future. Then, one of you makes the grievous mistake of sharing too much about an old flame.

And suddenly you realize there's way too much ex baggage left over to safely pursue a new relationship.

This is a first date FAIL. The potential of "what might be" is lost in the wreckage of being too open and honest too soon.

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"I dated a friend’s ex once and it was the worst thing I’ve ever done for this reason: we kept it a secret and we shouldn’t have. " Talk about a disaster—not only did I lose a good girlfriend over it , the ex ended up dumping me!"

One of the questions that will probably haunt you will be that ‘ Is it ok to date your friend’s ex or not’. If there is no marriage, no amount of talking can give any binding that is supported legally. Only in the case of death of one , the other benefits from left possessions.

So what's the answer? Never talk about your exes when you're dating, ever?

Obviously, it's not as simple as just keeping your past to yourself. Experts agree that there is a need for balance and disclosure with new loves. We live in a world where inundated with information about lying, cheating spouses and as a consequence, singles in America want total transparency with a partner.

According to Match.com, "single women demand digital transparency in relationships. 77 percent of women would not date someone who was secretive with their texts versus 53 percent of men."

So secrecy is bad, but so is over sharing.

We took this topic to our Experts and asked their best advice on when to share your past with a new date and HOW much is safe to disclose. Host and YourTango Senior VP of Experts Melanie Gorman gathered divorce coach Karen Finn; matchmaker and dating coach Jasbina Ahluwalia; counselor and therapist Dr. Pat Love; and relationship trainer Julie Nise to explore what really matters when opening up about past relationships to a new love.

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video Photo: WeHeartIt Talking about your ex on a first date is tricky territory. Here's how to know when the timing is right and when it really isn't! Keywords: Dating, first date , first impression, making a good first impression, first date

By the sound of it , your best bet is to not talk about your ex on a first date . In fact, keep your thoughts about him buried deep underground, under some cement, with a cast iron weight firmly pressed on top.

Overall the advice is clear it's all about the timing!

Saying too much TOO soon leads invites questions and doubts often answered through inaccurate speculation. And we all know what happens when you assume you know the real truth. (Never ends well.)

If you're single and worried about making this mistake, take heed, you can still share about your life, you just need to learn the best TIMING to do it. Watch the video above and make a list of what the Experts suggest to master the art of sharing while being mindful about how timing affects "new love" magic.

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