Sure, some things are meant to be kept in private. The last thing you want is for everyone around you to start oversharing when it comes to things people would rather not hear about.
But other unwritten rules that dictate we shouldn’t talk about certain things are just plain silly. In some cases it’s even harmful or damaging!
If we were all more upfront about the following things, perhaps it would start some important dialogues that would help make our relationships stronger and the world a better place to live in.
1) Relationship Expectations
There are far too many unwritten rules when it comes to flirting and dating. Despite the fact that we are always hearing “communication is the key to a healthy relationship,” people seem to be headed in the opposite direction!
When it comes to flirting in particular, people seem to be of the opinion that you need to play hard to get. People will be purposefully vague either out of fear of rejection or because they think they are engaging in some sort of game.
But how does that help anyone? If you ever want to be in a relationship with this person, you should be upfront from the start. Unsure whether they like you back? Ask them straight up.
The same goes for when you first start dating someone. While there are definitely still some topics that aren’t necessary to broach on the first date, you should make sure the other person knows early on what your expectations are in the relationship.
Are you looking for something casual? Or are you interested in being with someone long-term? Communication isn’t just key to marriage and long-term relationships, it’s key to all stages of a relationship, even if you are just on Tinder.