It’s important for singles to know that the dating rules have changed, although some of the old ones do apply in some cases. Dating behaviors also differ between the ages. Younger singles are more likely to find their date on Facebook, communicate by text after a date, and be evasive about their availability if they’re not interested in a second date. Whereas older singles are more cautious when it comes to dating in the digital era.
That said, here are the some dating rules — new and old — that every single person needs to know about.
1. He asks, she pays.
The one traditional dating “do” that still stands is the general belief men are supposed to make the first move. However, most women would offer to pick up the check on a first date. You hear that guys? If you ask us out for dinner, we ‘might’ just foot the bill. Sounds like a win-win to us.
2. All it takes is 15 minutes.
To decide if you and your date have chemistry, that is. 15 minutes of a date is all it takes to decide. Worried your next date will bail out if he or she is not into you? Don’t, because most singles do not actually leave before the night is over, unless the qualities they think you have irritate them more that it should , I know I will if I can’t stand it ofcourse.
3. Honesty is (still) the best policy.
Not enjoying your time out with what’s his name? Tell him. Most of singles think it’s best to politely tell your date if you’re not interested, and I definitely agree. Neither party gets anything out of being dishonest, and you never know when you’ll run into him or her again later in life. Remember: manners matter.
4. Don’t go all the way.
At least not until well after your first date. Keep yourself on leash people! You should not have sex on the first date!. Holding out on your date builds mystery, and if your date can get it all in one night, they’re less motivated to call back for round two.
5. It’s OK to follow-up.
It’s just a matter of when. Most men like to follow-up after a first date within 24 hours where as most women like to “play it cool” and extend the follow-up to almost three days after your date.
6. Classic communication is best.
In this digital era, there are hundreds of ways to follow-up on a date: text, instant message, social media and the rest. Most singles still prefer to talk over the phone and then move to the chatting part.
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