When it comes to dating, I'm a firm believer that it's beneficial to be an open book. Why waste time with niceties and small talk? Get down to the brass tacks, and you'll figure out quickly if you're really compatible. However, while there may be a time and a place for all the burning questions you've got, it can be smart to hold a few things back, at least at first. While I don't encourage you to shy away from all the uncomfortable topics, there are some questions you shouldn't ask in the first year of a relationship, if you're erring on the side of caution.
Of course, all relationships are completely unique and I reject placing any hard and fast rules across the board. People have their own boundaries, limitations, and timelines, couples face different circumstances, and what is fair game for one couple might not be fair game for another. These are simply questions that, in general, can either be saved for down the road, phrased more delicately, or, quite frankly, avoided altogether. The first year of a new relationship is a wonderful and exciting time, and there is no shortage of necessary, productive ways to get to know one another. Protect that honeymoon period by skipping questions that can feel invasive, presumptuous, or potentially disrespectful.