THE SIX COM­MAND­MENTS (OF DAT­ING)

THOU SHALL NOT DO ANY­THING THAT WILL SAB­O­TAGE YOUR CHANCES OF SE­CUR­ING A HOT DATE.

CLEO (Malaysia) - - LOVE TALK -

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.

LIAR, LIAR

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

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