Maybe you can use less arrogant language and still convey the same message, saying something is "obvious" from the beginning feels belittling and for good reason.
Or even better speak your mind beforehand especially if they ask you so they know you already saw it coming when it happens.
Here I go hi-jacking this thread.... >< Wish I'd read the original.
It seems I recently gave out horrible dating advice and I'm now horribly embarrassed and a bit incredulous. How could I have gone wrong? I've got so much confidence in this area...
I'm EMMA, from the Jane Austen book EMMA??????