Don’t bring up your ex on a first date, people. I know that this seems like a no-brainer, common sense kind of thing. I can even understand one random comment about your past relationship. However, any mention of your ex that somehow makes it seem as if they are the measuring stick for all future relationships is a huge no-no.
It is probably normal to glamorize about a past relationship or fling to the point that you actually leave out the crazy things that happened with them.. It’s just bad form to constantly compare the ex to the next. Why do you think things ended if they were so wonderful and great?
I know the ladies have a bad habit of doing this dating faux paus, but I believe men do it too. I have fought not to roll my eyes as one guy raved about his ex girlfriend and her “industry connections” and her ivy league education (ok, I was impressed by that one), and their travels around the world. Did I want to hear about it all the time? Absolutely not. I imagine he wouldn’t want to be listen to me rattle on about my “best ex” either.
Do guys ever compare their current girlfriend or date to their ex? Do you agree that it is normal to think of your past relationships when you are in a new one?
What would you do if you were dating someone who mentioned their ex a little too much for your comfort level? Would you bring it up or do you think it would make you appear insecure?