As I continue answering your questions about the opposite sex, I want to address a couple of topics that have to do with the beginning stages of a dating relationship.
The start of a dating relationship can be a wild time, as you are both just trying to figure out all the details.
The simple act of withholding information could hurt you.
If you have a secret no one may think it's a big deal if they found out what it was, but they'll form a poor impression of you if you're always closed-off and cagey.
Their imagination may run wild and they'll assume something worse about you than what you're actually hiding.
They can become touchy and defensive when certain people try to ask about their lives, like a lonely teenager may feel grilled and interrogated if his parents good-naturedly ask him about his friends, when he doesn't have any.
There are two broad ways the problem can show up: However, and why, it is that someone's too guarded and self-protective, it's a self-defeating strategy.