You don’t have to show all your cards upfront, but there are some things you should definitely reveal about yourself within the first few weeks of dating someone new…

1

You’re not looking for something serious. (Or you are exclusively looking for something serious.)

2

Kids! You have them. (Whether or not they live with you, you should still bring it up.)

3

Anything they should know before taking the reins on date planning — whether it’s a lifestyle choice (you’re a vegetarian; you don’t drink) or a medical condition (you’re allergic to gluten; you have severe asthma).

4

Your political affiliation, if not being of similar minds is a dealbreaker to you.

5

If you’ve ever been married, just because it’s an awkward thing to drop on to someone the longer you’ve been dating.

6

Your religious beliefs, if you’re very religious.

7

You have a crazy job with long/unusual hours.

8

You’re bisexual.

9

You smoke pot every day. (Or regularly take any other kind of drug.)

10

If you’re a virgin. Especially if you plan on staying one until marriage.

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