Don’t be afraid to split things like popcorn or an appetizer on the first date. It’s a subtle signal that you’re generous and open to connecting.
By date number two, weird little interests like how many cats you follow on Instagram are fair game.
This is why I have comprised a few anti-rules to dating. If you get asked out the day of for a date, you have no plans, and you actually want to see this person then why the f*ck not? #Live Your Life As a friend, I don't mind listening to relationship problems and offering a bit of advice, however the issue arises when it becomes an ongoing practice.
However, I have news for you: When it comes to dating, other than, “no means no,” THERE ARE NO RULES! Constantly telling any and everyone about your dates and conversations is essentially spreading and tainting the organic energy of the relationship.
This may come as a surprise but please take this as a statement of fact. Consequently, the circumstances which surround the joining of these two energies cannot abide by some fictional rule book. When it comes to your relationship, how much does the opinion of anyone who is not your partner actually matter?
Do you go on and on lamenting your woes about how there is no one for you and you'll be #Forever Alone? Not only is it annoying as shit to hear but if you keep putting that energy into the universe then of course that will be your truth. Perfect human beings are about as common as black people with Oscars.
Character traits cannot be cherry-picked to create your dream guy. If you have issues being alone, you need to go figure that shit out. Go out to dinner by yourself, no cell phone, no book, no external distractions, just you and your thoughts.
The process of actually finding your ideal partner can be even more of an arduous process challenge.
Especially when so many conflicting sources spew outlandish advice for dating. If you want to call the next day after a date DO IT!
This cultivates trust between the two of you, helps you come to a conclusion regarding your issue, and saves your friends from yet another venting session.
If you must get advice about your guy, take it from a friend who is in a happy and healthy relationship.
Every person you encounter who tries to subscribe you to a strict methodology of dating “rules” or “etiquette” is living in the 17th century and should take several seats. The incessant stream of opinions and tidbits of advice can only steer you further away from your own feelings.