Would you ever sign a "dating prenup?

I totally understand that it's good to be honest and lay out exactly what you want and don't want out of a new relationship...but I'm not convinced that *this* is the way to do it.

Apparently, some couples have started signing "dating pre-nups." That's where they, basically, each lay out their demands for the relationship . . . what they want, what they don't want, and--I guess--who gets to keep the stuff if they break up.

It's not clear if the couples are actually going to a lawyer and making the contract binding, or if it's just something you put together yourself early on in the relationship.

But either way, do you really need one? It seems to me that figuring out what do you and don't want is the whole POINT of dating...no paperwork needed. Not to mention that I seriously doubt the legality of these types of documents.

One relationship expert says, quote, "We expect our partners to read our minds . . . [so] it seems unromantic, but you can rely on the pre-nup when you're angry, emotional, or projecting baggage to guide you through those times." 

Would you ever do this? Seems pretty un-romantic...but it might save a lot of hassle in the long run. Thoughts?

 

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