Canonical mistakes for people whose first relationship is in their 20s?
September 26, 2013 6:17 PM Subscribe
I strongly believe that every human endeavor has a few canonical newbie mistakes. In machine shops it's ignoring the kerf. In many dances it's excessive flourishing. When you first started dating in your twenties, what mistakes did you make? Now that you have had some experience with (preferably stable, happy) relationships, what advice would you like to go back and give yourself? I would much rather learn from your mistakes than make them all myself.
posted by d. z. wang to human relations (59 answers total) 116 users marked this as a favorite
Unfortunately, I also believe that many human endeavors have a few mistakes that every newbie insists on making, no matter how much his elders warn him away from it. But I guess, by definition, you can't help me with those.