You don’t want to lead with what might be considered extremely personal problems. For example, if you or a loved one has overcome a serious illness, that fantastic and definitely cause for celebration – but it’s not a suitable first-date topic. The same thing goes for any kind of issues within your family (estate battles, divorce battles, custody battles, difficulty with children, finances, family estrangements, an unfortunate childhood, etc.). These are definitely discussions that you should have once a relationship establishes; however, leading with these kinds of disclosures on a first date screams: Way too much information way too soon.
Contributors: Carole Brody Fleet from Carole Fleet Speaker