I tend to follow "rules" when dating. I know it is stupid to have rules, such as one rule I have is to not contact a guy first. Do you have rules or do you think they are childish?
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Basic rules are great for keeping a woman safe... like meeting in a neutral place for a first date, not getting drunk on a first date, not having sex too soon in order to help establish a connection and boundaries, etc.
But rules that have no intrinsic value, like "not making contact first" seems more manipulation than anything.
That's like certain religions requiring circumcision of babies, or disallowing the use of condoms despite the health risks, etc. Some rules simply don't serve you.
Sometimes you need to make decisions for yourself and not based on what others are telling you. Life is too short to let someone else make decisions for you...
So I suggest having some basic rules until they no longer serve you. :)
Stay safe but have fun!
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