With so much technology available, dating has changed. Texting, Skype and the Internet have made it a whole new ball game. But there are still some basic rules singles should follow to make it a good experience for everyone involved.
• Ladies, it’s now acceptable for you to pay. But… only if you asked him out. Don’t fall for some chum that asks you out and then expects you to pay because he thinks you make more money than him.
• Don’t talk too much. He/she doesn’t have to hear your life story on the first date. And do not tell him/her too much personal information. He/she doesn’t have to know how much you make or how many people you have been intimate with or any sexual details.
* Be considerate. Manners matter. Be polite, and even if you get the idea that you don’t want to see him/her again, be honest and say it in a nice way.
• Don’t go all the way on the first date. If it’s the reason that you got together, that’s your business. But if you want to build something, it’s not a good idea. It tends to complicate things way too soon.
• Follow up with a phone call or text. Don’t be a coward and send an email or just ignore his/her calls if you are not interested. It’s not cool. Just say, “I’m sorry. I don’t think I’m interested.” Simple as that.
• If you are interested, let him/her know with a phone call. It’s more personal and it’s a better way to start connecting with someone.
• Hold off on Friending your date on Facebook. Wait for a few dates.
• Meet somewhere in public. It’s safer for everybody and it’s also easier to part if things don’t go so well.
Just use common sense. It’s just a first date, not a commitment for life.