Originally posted by Dance Master MC
any other openings thhat are useful so I can avoid this?
If you like to attack as quickly as possible, then play 2 f4 (The King's Gambit).
If you prefer a more positional game, then play 2 Bc4 (The Bishop's Opening).
On the other hand, if you really want to improve you might want to heed the advice of some guy named Kasparov who once said that if you haven't played the Ruy Lopez (1 e4 e5 2 Nf3 Nc6 3 Bb5) you haven't really played chess.