So I have been dating. It is much different than I remember it being. In the mid 2000's it was pretty fun to go on a date. Yeah, you might not be completely compatible with the person, but people remained courteous to each other until the end of the date. Now...I go on dates and if that person is not perfect I still remain polite until the end of the date. I will still text and say I had a nice time, etcetera. Only in this modern time all the old rules are out the window. For example, you could possibly go on a date with someone that is completely unattractive -- from the magic of ten-year-old photography and a lifetime of facebook selfies-- and that person will have the audacity to be rude to you!
Not subtly rude, but overert and direct towards you obvious dissappointment. So I have made a list of things to not mention on dates out of fear of twenty minutes of uncomfortable-forced conversation...or having to fight the urge to excape through a fire exit:
Being a parent: yes, they say they want kids...but what they really mean is they do not want to look like a selfish person avoiding responsibility.
What being a parent, or having children is really like: if you don't know then you really don't know...
Money: almost completely unavoidable. If they do not straightout ask you they will size you up by the car you drive or the lack of a peace sign on your key chain.
Your Ex: Repeat after me, "we are still great friends." Yeah...she cheated on my with an old dude, told me what his reproductive organs looked like and how unsatisfying it was, blackmailed me, extorted me with our daughter, and now currently uses her a hostage to keep a small trickle of income rolling in every month...but you just love her.
All that stuff after "We are friends": No one wants the damaged goods that you are! You're previously owned now and you do not want to stick the carfacts to the windshield, unless it's a good carfacts--which is impossible because you are divorced.