It’s an innocent question to ask (‘Tell me about your family. If they immediately launch into warm, affectionate descriptions of their family, relax; if the question provokes a sneer and an angry, venomous response, not so good.
True, some parents and families are toxic and don’t deserve respect but, either way, it still means there are going to be issues ahead. This is the person they either spend a lot of time with or whose opinion they trust most.
Not turning up on time, forgetting where you were supposed to meet, missed trains, double booking – if any of this happens on the first three dates, you’re hooking up with someone who is happy living in chaos.Or that they’re still hung up on them, sleeping with them, like the attention or dating you to make their ex jealous.‘They were all nutters – I seem to attract them.’ How many men make comments like this on a first date, when asked about their previous relationships?In most cases, the warning signs are there right from the very start.In fact, it’s entirely possible you can predict exactly what’s going to break you up, by watching and listening carefully on the first three dates.