Modern Dating: The Basics

It can be hard to date now. The rules can change, or...there's actually too few rules! People can jump into relationships, or they can take a long time to make things official. It all varies with each potential couple, but there are some bits and pieces that are pretty clear too.

(And also, this will be the last mytake. I'll be leaving the site. Need more time IRL. Bye everyone!!)

Modern Dating: The Basics

So from this article: 8 Modern Dating Rules Every Single Person Should Know (And Follow!)

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, Match.com found 41% of 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.

Sooo many guys on GAG complain about this guy asking her out ideal. Well, now you know there's a good chance things can go the other way. If it was me, I'd just tell him I would pay for myself whether I asked him out or he asked me out.

All it takes is 15 minutes.

To decide if you and your date have chemistry, that is. Thirty-one percent of both men and women agree that 15 minutes of a date is all it takes to decide. Worried your next date will bail if he's not into you? Don't, because Match.com found only 12 percent of singles would actually leave before the night was over.

Not sure if I agree with this 100%. But I love the last sentence. I think that could be really on point.

Honesty is (still) the best policy.

Not enjoying your time out with what's his name? Tell him. The survey found 52 percent of singles think it's best to politely tell your date if you're not interested, and we 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.

This still sounds harsh to me, just flat out saying you aren't interested. I'd say something like how the date was good and it was great talking, but we just don't have chemistry together. I think that's more soft than just bluntly saying not interested.

It's OK to follow-up.

It's just a matter of when. Forty-eight percent of women like to follow up after a first date within 24 hours where as 68 percent of men like to "play it cool" and extend the follow-up to almost three days after your date.

I'd just text him asap. And if he didn't tell me a really good reason for not texting me back quickly, then I'd just end it. If I want to be with someone, then I want to be with them. And I would want him to feel the same exact way.

Goodbye <3s


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  • The last part is a bit confusing to me.
    I learned it is not good and looks desperate to head over heels jump into things. Has this changed?
    What if he isn't someone who is tied to his phone?
    I for example only check it once a day, and like to preserve battery life (but I don't have many people texting me anyway) And if I'd prefer to call if it's a longer conversation. Would that rule me out for you already? Busy girl...

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