OK, real talk. There are a lot of insane things that happen in relationships, but there are definitely some guidelines that we can learn to live by. We broke down the dos and don't's, according to real men.
Don’t be cheap but expect luxury!
This includes going through phones in the middle of the night, asking friends questions, etc.
Believe it or not, this is very important. It keeps interest. It’s definitely OK to have sex the first night. Don’t get caught up in the idea that you wont be a keeper if you have sex. Lie. In some situations, the sex is what gets you a second date.
This just never works out in any situation. I have seen situations ranging from drama to hook-ups.
If you aren't into something — like a weird fetish — don’t hate on the person just because. You never know until you try it.
Contrary to the belief that this is disrespectful, it actually saves a lot more pain and grief. Just be very clear and concise about your intentions. I think its worse to drag someone to dinner and then end it face to face.
In this gender equal society, I understand the need for the 30-minute back-and-forth convo about the bill. However, the rule is simple: If you ask them out, you should pay the bill.
It happens. Look how many celebrities get married after meeting at a basketball game!
If you're dating someone that is looking to come up off your money, I am sorry but that is not dating. That is called a…service.
There is nothing wrong with liking a PYT or wanting someone more seasoned.
If you sit around and let your friends dictate your dating situation, you might as well date them. Most likely, they may be obsessed with you to care that much.
People don’t go out and meet people anymore. They're just swiping left or right, but don’t know how to go out and have a conversation.
The friend zone is crowded with people who are soulmates, husbands and wives. Lets free these people.
This takes away the mystery and interest. It also makes you look a little psycho.
Let your guard down. Smile. Be awed.
The worst kind of date is sitting with someone and listening to them complain about the last date.
We see this all the time. People make it seem they are actually open to dating or being serious with someone but are really just be bored or don’t have time to date.
You barely remember the date or spend weeks wondering what happened.
Be you and be as stylish as you can be. Effort is sexy, but you don’t want your attire to become distracting during the date.
People usually show and tell you who they are upfront if you listen. No surprises.
Whether its race, class or location!
Most are single and not dateable or have been married since they were 17 years old — through an arranged marriage. Just do you!
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