A recent survey out of England asked people to name the topics you shouldn't talk about on a date. Some are specific to the U.K. but we'll ignore those.

Most of these are no-brainers, but you can look at it this way: If you're date sucks and you want a quick way out, use one of these topics:

  1. Your past sexual experiences, and sex in general.
  2. Your past relationships. Especially why they failed.
  3. How long it's been since you had sex.
  4. Religion.
  5. Your insecurities.
  6. Complaints about the restaurant or venue you're at.
  7. Any drama that's currently going on in your life.
  8. Politics.
  9. The fact that you googled the person before your date, and what you found.
  10. Whether you want kids or not.