Top 10 dating rules

I know you probably thought dating was a lot simpler.

You ask a woman out, she gives you her number, you take her to a movie, buy her popcorn, and try to make out with her.

Yes, you can talk about your past relationships, that fine, but wait until a couple dates down the road before you unload your baggage on them. Whether she’s expecting you to pay or not, it’s always nice to offer. If this is your second or third date, this still doesn’t mean that you two are an item.

Maybe I’m just old school, but I think if you ask for someone’s time, you pay. So, if you see her texting some other guy or telling you that she’s also seeing someone else, you can’t be offended.

This is one of those basic dating rules for men you can never, ever ignore. I have nothing to compare it to, but, this happened to me and I was automatically turned off. In my personal opinion, if you ask her out on a date, then you should pay—at least the first one.

No one wants to hear about your ex, especially on a first date. It’s almost like you ask that question just to see if there’s a possibility of sex at the end of it. This is also a good test to see if she even offers to pay.

"Women now pay for their dates, women now drive their dates, women now chase the guy," says Susan "Honey" Good, founder of Honey Good.com, a website for sophisticated women over 50 (speaking of over 50, here are 10 essential strength-training moves you absolutely must do if you're 50 and up). Read on for the old-school rules that don't stand a chance in today's swipe-right culture.You want a woman who basically sweats confidence wherever she goes.Compliment her, but don’t try to shower her with too many. Don’t admit you’re nervous, though it can be sweet, it’s not a huge turn on. If you’ve had some horror dates, you can share the story, it’s fine. In addition, I would keep those stories to a minimum.[Read: The texting and follow-up guide after a great first date] Now that you know the dating rules for men, there’s no excuse for your behavior.I know when you ask a woman out, you’re sexually attracted to her, but, you don’t need to jump on her. I mean, that would be kinda cool, but there’s nothing wrong with dinner. That was probably one of the best dates I’ve ever been on. #10 Don’t make her tell you something “interesting about herself.” If this is how you get the conversation going on your dates, no wonder you have a hard time dating. If you want to find something out, start sharing a story about yourself and wait for her to share a story.

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