Rules for guys on dating
Speaking badly about your ex might also make you appear bitter, which is not the best trait to present when dating.
"If you're divorced, don't talk about your divorce," advises Schneider. Nobody wants to hear sob stories." Ask agrees with this advice and warns men that revealing too much about an ex may result in jealousy issues down the road.Says Schneider, "The way to weed them out is this: are they asking you out? Some guys send form emails." If your conversations seem as though the relationship isn't going anywhere, it's probably time to end the communication.It's a fine line between being secretive and revealing too much while dating.It's likely that you have other rules that you want to follow while dating based on your own cultural, spiritual or moral beliefs.Set your rules and stick with them; this way, you can trust that your emotions won't take over and compel you to make rash decisions that may not be in your best interest.Gone are the days of courting and chivalry, which itself is slowly fading into the past, reserved for a pre-technology/Internet period that none of us seem to remember.
We are in the post-modern dating era, where it’s socially acceptable, albeit rude, to not break up with someone in person, and also where it is quite feasible to maintain a relationship by texting what you feel. Enter: angry emoji’s and cowardly arguments via text.
If following rules while playing the dating game seems stifling to you, instead consider the rules to be a protective measure.
"Dating can be very emotional," says Sherrie Schneider, co-author of The Rules series of dating advice books.
"Women can operate with their heart instead of their head." Following dating rules help you set and maintain your own standards and make sure you don't allow your emotions to overrule your common sense.
Gender roles aren't what they used to be, but that doesn't mean that men don't still love the thrill of the hunt. Don't friend him on Facebook, don't text him first and don't initiate anything.
Use common sense when dating and think twice before allowing yourself a romantic encounter on a whim.