When it comes to romantic relationships, over-sharing has always been an issue but has become more intense in the age of texting and email. It appears that everyone seems to know a lot about everyone. And this can create a bad situation and bad impression particularly for a woman meeting a man for the first time. So, what can you do about it?
Here are some ways you can stop over sharing on a date:
Stop Putting All Your Information Out There
There are something that only your closest friends know, and it is best you keep it that way. This is also true for dating sites and social media sites including Facebook. Bad guys are lurking everywhere who can find your information, share it with others that you don’t want to, or manipulate that information for their personal gains where you’ll be the ultimate loser. So, don't put anything on the internet that you don’t want your parents, grandparents, siblings, co-workers, etc., to see. Don’t share or post any sexy or intimate photos of your life. One simple mistake and these pictures will show up everywhere. So, beware.
Be Cautious Of Your Surroundings
We are more distracted than ever thanks to constantly looking at our phones and texting. You can get into a serious accident, or your child could be falling out of the stroller if you're not paying attention. So, put down your phone for a while, so you can devote more attention to who is around, who is watching you, are they taking pictures of you, and so on and so forth. If you spend more time being aware of your surroundings, you’ll limit your tendency to over sharing, and that is a very commendable thing for any woman to do.
Limit Your Availability
Don't be available to everyone you meet every day. Take some time off your laptop and your phone every day. Go for a walk, read a book, or take a nap. Stop answering your calls or replying to your texts and emails for a while. Take some time each day away from your phone. This will help you to learn self-restraint and self-control. Looking at your phone or texting while on a first date isn’t only rude; it creates an overall bad impression about you. When you’re on a date, your full attention and focus should be on him or her. You can do that if you’re looking at your phone.
Talking About Yourself All The Time Isn't Right
On a date, you’ve to observe another person and get to know the other person who is sitting in front of you. Try to find out whether he or she is someone who wants to be around you. Ask questions and listen for answers. Look into his or her eyes and get a sense of who someone is. Sometimes you just need to talk to people in person to know more about them instead of you've read in email, text or on the phone. And you can’t do any of these things if you spend all the time only talking about yourself.
When you’re looking for a relationship, there are a lot of reasons for you to stop over-sharing when you’re on a date, but the main reasons are mental health and wellbeing.