Whether you date to find fun or to find a mate, general dating rules maximize your dating experience. Dating guidelines will not prevent your next date from ending in disaster, but several basic rules can help you find success in your dating career.
Look good. Dress to accentuate your positive traits. Dressing nice gives you confidence and allows your personality to shine. Remember to pack breath mints and perfume in your purse.
Be yourself. If you despise sports, suppress the temptation to act interested in football. With honesty, you maintain your dignity and ensure you date men who appreciate the real you.
Avoid dating a loser. Even if you are desperate for a date on Friday night, a man who disrespects you or cannot hold a job will not be able to fulfill you in other areas. Look for a man’s character traits. Observe how he treats his mother and animals to determine how he will treat you.
Play hard to get. Men like a challenge. If you avoid rushing to answer every call, he will work harder to persuade you to date him. Additionally, keep secrets. Men are turned off when you share your life history on the first date.
Exercise safety precautions. Avoid being alone with a man you do not know. Agree to meet him somewhere rather than allowing him to pick you up at your home. Carry a fully charged cell phone and cash for a cab in case you need to escape a dead end date.
Control your drinking. Alcohol inhibits your behavior and leads to embarrassment and potentially dangerous situations.
Avoid unprotected sex. In most cases, reserve sex until your date has committed to you. Likewise, avoid dating a man who boasts about his sexual exploits or pressures you for sexual favors.
Be honest about your expectations. If you are seeking to find a lifetime mate, date men who could potentially be marital mates. If you are looking for a fun time, be available to date a variety of men.
Embrace surprise. Your dream date may not look like the man from your fantasies. Sometimes, setting aside your list of requirements leads to experiences you would otherwise miss.
These general dating guidelines prepare you for success. Pay attention to your date’s character while accentuating your positive traits. Be yourself and have fun while enjoying your next date.