Things You Really Shouldn’t Say to the Person You Just Started Dating

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  • “I wish I would have met you a week ago… before I signed up for match.com…”
  • (One week later) “So… I deleted my match.com account.”
  • “You should really just date my friend… I mean, he is single. And he works downtown.”
  • “Do you ever have any Michael Jackson fantasies? (Said during a make-out sesh while wearing Michael Jackson’s jacket from the Thriller music video — yes, that happened)
  • “I can’t tell if you’re crazy or really awesome.”
  • “I know I’ve only hung out with you twice, but you know more about me than most people find out in a year.”
  • (First date) “Want to come camping with me and my friends in 3 weeks?”
  • (Second date) “I think I’m falling in love with you.” — from dollm

This post is reader-friendly! What kinds of ridiculous things have you heard come out of your new lover’s mouth? I’ll add them to the list and link back to your blog.

When to Not Act Clingy and Emotional: A Quick Guide + A Story!

Guys, I’m not afraid to admit that I’ve been that girl. You know, the super clingy and emotional one. Everyone has at some point, even if you’re not willing to admit it. It happens to the best of us. I’m mostly a reformed clinger — I only get super crazy on occasion — so there’s this one thing I do that makes it somewhat okay: I generally keep it to myself. I know most of you are probably like, what’s the fun in being crazy emotional and super clingy if the guy you’re dating has no idea?

If you’re like me and freak out about the little stuff that really doesn’t matter, trust me. What he doesn’t know right now won’t hurt him, especially if you’ve only gone out a few times.

Regardless, my experiences with being clingy have left me somewhat jaded. When starting to date someone new, I make sure I keep my tendencies to cling in check (see: my general rules for texting men), and I absolutely do not put up with clingy-ness on their end. To be quite frank, I get annoyed when:

  • Someone texts me too much
  • Someone texts me more than three times in a row without a response
  • Someone reads too much into my text messages (or how long it takes me to respond between texts) and overreacts

Thus, I have composed a quick guide on the general situations in which it absolutely inappropriate to be clingy and emotional, as follows:

  • We have only been on two dates
  • I haven’t shown immense interest in you, held your hand, or kissed you
  • I have not texted you since we went out three days ago

Okay. It’s story time. Every guy from my 3 date weekend extravaganza is officially out of the running, which I could honestly care less about. I told my mom the basic premise of this story, and she informed me that the title of my book, which I will be writing, has to be “Gotta Kiss A Lot Of Frogs, I Guess” — the problem is that I haven’t even kissed any of these guys! My experiences have just been that awful that I haven’t even risked it.

Unfortunately, in this post we say goodbye to D (Date #2, who actually might have had some potential), who after 2 dates revealed that he was just a little bit crazy. My take on this whole situation: thankfully it happened sooner rather than later, and thankfully I didn’t have to have the “we’re not exclusive” talk with him — I’m sure he might have cried. Continue reading