THE SIX COMMANDMENTS (OF DATING)
THOU SHALL NOT DO ANYTHING THAT WILL SABOTAGE YOUR CHANCES OF SECURING A HOT DATE.
So you and Mr. Fine exchanged numbers and have been texting. Your chemistry is amazing and you’re both ready to take it to next level, which is to go out on an actual date. Want that date to be the start of many others? Check out these dating taboos you need to avoid.
Sure, you want to impress your date but lying is no way to go about it. We’re certain that there are things about you he already likes – that’s why he’s dating you in the first place! So why make up stories about how you were a state runner just to get him interested? Besides, he may have already done his homework on you and if you’re caught lying, you’d never live down the embarrassment. ME, MYSELF AND I You’re all that and then some but if you really want this to turn into something more than just a casual date or two, you’re going to have to keep the balance or even skew the conversation to his side. If he asks you a question, answer it and then ask one of your own. Launching into a diatribe of any sort is the stuff men’s nightmares are made of. Logorrhea (or word vomit) is something a lot of women are guilty of. If you catch yourself doing this, slow down, take a deep breath, and take the conversation back to him. DRESS CODE You are not Kim Kardashian, who isn’t a good fashion icon to model yourself after to begin with. You don’t need skintight dresses, ridiculous eight-inch heels, or even half of Sephora on your face. If the relationship corner is where you aim to be, keep it classy. Pick something that is comfortable yet flattering and also boosts your confidence. DEBBIE DOWNER Your job is stressful, you had a massive argument with your mum, you got a speeding ticket, and your week basically just sucked as a whole. Guess what? He doesn’t want to hear all that on a first date! You can mention it but don’t drone on endlessly. Play off your stress and you’re closer to girlfriend status. SHACKING UP Contrary to what you may think, guys don’t want to date girls who give it up on the first or even second date (the nice ones, anyway). Because when a girl gets too easy, a guy’s bound to think, “How many other guys have you shacked up with before me?” A kiss on the cheek or a quick hug will have you running circles in his head for hours. EAGER BEAVER As much as you want to, don’t call or text him right after the date. Let him make the next move and give him some time to do so. Patience is a virtue. If he is interested, we are willing to bet an arm and a leg that he’ll call.
SOURCE: AREYOUNORMAL ABOUTSEX, LOVEANDRELATIONSHIPS? BY BERNICE KANNER