Money Manners

Get a clue, get a date

Note: This story originally appeared Thursday, November 10, 2005

No longer are politics something to be avoided on a first date. Today, news and politics are part of the pop culture. Just try to be respectful.

Sex doesn't equal intimacy. (Duh.) Intimacy starts with words: "I don't think this date is going well." "I'm scared you will break my heart." "I like you, and I'd like to see you again." No games, just honesty.

Sharing attitudes about kids, money and lifestyle is like investing in a bank account - it's private. We don't share our goals and intimate feelings with just anyone. When we do, it symbolizes trust in someone and a common commitment in the future.

-Source: Psychotherapist George Turner (Kansas City) and dating coach Patti Feinstein (Chicago)

- Andrea Lorenz/The Star