Dating is different when you get older. You're not as trusting, or as eager to get back out there and expose yourself to someone.
Someone able to carry on a conversation whether the topic is silly or serious. Knowing enough about life so that you always have something to say is a definite bonus.
There's only two people in your life you should lie to... the police and your girlfriend.
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