Those who are actively dating should avoid money discussions on date number one if they’re interested in getting a second chance.
According to a survey from The Balance, talking about money on a first date ruins the chances of a second with 44% of daters. And, more than 20% of daters said they wouldn’t go out with a person again if they mentioned wealth or income. Investments, on the other hand, is only a topic turn off for 16% of those looking for a partner.
The survey included 1,000 U.S. adults ages 18 to 40 who described themselves as dating or seeking partners. The survey asked the question, “When would you feel comfortable talking about the following?” with a list of topics including job/career, exclusivity, children, income, marriage, debt, and so on.
The only two topics that were less popular than personal finance were marriage, at 36%, and children, at 28%.
If you want to play it safe on your next date, talk about your job or express your intentions around dating. Those were the most popular topics of conversation, with 80% and 46% respectively mentioning these subjects on the first date.
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