Alas, it won’t be long until the bloom is off the rose; as the researchers write, “It is only later, as relationships are established, that anxiety often becomes a nuisance for partners.” 3. You don’t need research to figure out that someone who talks about himself or herself non-stop for 45 minutes without asking you a single question, or whose every anecdote can be summarized, “Look at me, I'm wonderful!
” probably isn’t a good candidate for the long haul.
But how can you judge other dates by their stories?
On the one hand, the prospect of a first date fills the heart and head with a sense of possibility.
On the other hand, it carries a wallop of dread, usually based on experience.