Posted by Andrew • September 19, 2017
When dating, there are generally some common questions or topics that come up, whether you’re in your 30s or 50s – with variation. As a later dater, it can be hard not to focus on the negatives you’ve experienced along your romantic journey. Baggage, pain, regrets; it all floats to the surface, whether you bring it up or not.
As long as you’ve been dating, you might even grow tired of discussing the same things over and over, although it might be necessary. It’s also possible to feel the urge to go into detail on some less comfortable, deep topics, which you are more fixed on at this time in your life. It may be too early for those right now; keep it light at first, and let that happen organically.
I know the struggles that go with first dates as a later dater, so I wanted to share with you a few things I’ve learned in the process. Below are some topics that are great for exploring your date, while keeping a fair distance on a few matters, and stirring up the conversation to keep it interesting.
Remember that your deepest life struggles full of exes and bad decisions don’t need to come out on the first date. Think light. Think fun. Think “new start.”