We have been told repeatedly that first impression is very important. While that may be so, remind yourself to the possibility that it might not be all true. That could just be one side of that person and there might be others that would pleasantly or unpleasantly surprise you. So hold off your horses. Do not get too excited or critical of someone at the first instance because the information is not complete. If people who have been together for decades are still discovering something new about their partner, what more a first impression. So control your judgemental urges the next time you meet someone for the first time and just be open. Take everything you see or hear with a grain of salt yet at that same time, take them as they are. Do not try to project your hopes or ideas. Save yourself from the unnecessary heartbreak.