We’ve all got baggage.
Wait, let me take that back. I know I have a handful of young-ish readers. Some of you might still be relatively baggage free. The rest of us, we’ve got baggage.
Truth is, I don’t think I could respect a person who made it to 25 without collecting some baggage. The only way to accomplish that, as far as I can tell, is to be a shut in. Don’t interact with people. Don’t try new things. Don’t take risks. For god sakes – you might fail at something and that would just be tragic. [Snarky mood alert]
Anyway, I was reading an interesting post the other day over at Notes from the Dating Trenches about baggage and when’s the right time to share yours with a date. Kelly and I are similar in that we both hold on to our issues, keep them to ourselves for a long while. Like her, I’ve dated men who’ve told me their whole lives stories, gory details and all, on the first few dates. And like her I didn’t reciprocate. I keep my life story (especially the stuff that I don’t even tell you guys) to myself.
I’m wondering, where do I fit in in the spectrum? Do most people blurt it all out or keep it in for a good long while?
Tags: Baggage, poll, truth