First dates are filled with subtleties, signals, cues, and occasionally silence. Given that a first date is the beginning of the dating process, it follows that what is said and done on the first date can be very indicative of what’s to come. If the man or woman sharing dessert with you can’t stop talking about their previous lover, you will probably assume that he/she has some unresolved baggage. You then have the opportunity to determine whether or not you’re putting yourself at risk by continuing to date this person. If you can’t leave your dirty laundry in the laundry bin, then you should expect to be judged. It’s just human nature.

Jenn, First Dates Are Like Interviews