What's In a Date?: 7 Rules to Dating

Here's how you and your future mate can get together!

What's In a Date?: 7 Rules to Dating - In honor of Charles sending his wife, Stacy on a date in the last episode, we decided to pass along some vital rules on dating.   1. Dress WellIt only goes downhill from the 'representative' stage (three month period where you show your best self) so you might as well put your best face forward. Besides you'll get the look Stacy's giving Charles right now if you do your best to look good! (Photo: BET)

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What's In a Date?: 7 Rules to Dating - In honor of Charles sending his wife, Stacy on a date in the last episode, we decided to pass along some vital rules on dating. 1. Dress WellIt only goes downhill from the 'representative' stage (three month period where you show your best self) so you might as well put your best face forward. Besides you'll get the look Stacy's giving Charles right now if you do your best to look good! (Photo: BET)

2. Initiate Convo - It's always a good practice to find a way to spark convo. Talk about the food you're eating if you're at a restaurant. Speak about the most recent film you've watched! Or better yet, chat about Lil' Boosie recently being released from jail. That's always a winner! (Photo: BET)

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2. Initiate Convo - It's always a good practice to find a way to spark convo. Talk about the food you're eating if you're at a restaurant. Speak about the most recent film you've watched! Or better yet, chat about Lil' Boosie recently being released from jail. That's always a winner! (Photo: BET)

3. Watch Your Mouth

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3. Watch Your Mouth - Unless directly initiated, keep the kissing until you're actually exclusive. Well maybe that's too long, but don't do it in the elementary stages of dating. (Photo: BET)

4. Set the Bar - This is probably one of the most important parts of a dating. First there should have been an initial meeting where you learned a little bit about your date. The next step would be to tailor the date according to what your date may/may not like. Always set the bar high. Remember you're trying to win the love war here and gain major points! (Photo: BET)

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4. Set the Bar - This is probably one of the most important parts of a dating. First there should have been an initial meeting where you learned a little bit about your date. The next step would be to tailor the date according to what your date may/may not like. Always set the bar high. Remember you're trying to win the love war here and gain major points! (Photo: BET)

5. Just Relax - As much as we all would like to find love at first sight, we can't think of marriage right away! It's okay to be excited, but don't start planning the wedding the minute you meet. Enjoy the moment and get to know the person. If you decide you want to be with them forever then so be it! Until then? Relax. (Photo: BET)

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5. Just Relax - As much as we all would like to find love at first sight, we can't think of marriage right away! It's okay to be excited, but don't start planning the wedding the minute you meet. Enjoy the moment and get to know the person. If you decide you want to be with them forever then so be it! Until then? Relax. (Photo: BET)

6. Be Present - Imagine being on a date and the person you're with shows little to no interest in who you are or getting to know who you are. So yeah, be interested and engaged. Who knows? You may actually like the person once you hear what they are saying.   (Photo: BET)

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6. Be Present - Imagine being on a date and the person you're with shows little to no interest in who you are or getting to know who you are. So yeah, be interested and engaged. Who knows? You may actually like the person once you hear what they are saying.   (Photo: BET)

7. Be Open to the Possibilities - Often times we either think too far in advance or try to shut down and not think altogether. We'd advise you to just be open to everything that may or may not come. For starters, you can be open to meeting new people with celebrity match-maker Paul Brunson on the Let's Stay Together " Love Tour." For more information click here!(Photo: BET)

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7. Be Open to the Possibilities - Often times we either think too far in advance or try to shut down and not think altogether. We'd advise you to just be open to everything that may or may not come. For starters, you can be open to meeting new people with celebrity match-maker Paul Brunson on the Let's Stay Together " Love Tour." For more information click here!(Photo: BET)