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The Modern Lady's Guide to Dating Etiquette

Dating can be an absolute minefield in this day and age. If you are a modern lady, you probably have plenty of things on your mind. From your career to your finances, you have things that you need to deal with before you date a man. When you do decide to take the plunge and start seeing people, you might find the experience scary. You want to be a lady, but still show people that you are available. Read this guide to help you bag the right guy for you.

 

Rule 1 - Don't rely on social media

 

There are millions of dating and social media sites where you can meet potential dates, but you should try the organic route. The problem with sites is that they give a false representation of who you are and who your date is too. Rather than reading a bio about your date before you meet him, you want to ask him questions to get to know him. When you bring social media into the equation, both of you will stalk one another online. That means that when you finally meet, you will already know (or think you know) everything about the other person.

 

Rule 2 - Don't kill the chase

 

Everybody loves the chase, according to Charice's dating tips at ExBackExpertise.com. When a man shows interest in dating you, he wants to work for it. If you give it him on a plate and tell him you like him, there is no fun in it. It is like if you watch a romantic comedy, and the couple gets together in the first scene. What's the point? Even if you are head over heels in love with a man, you should keep the mystery alive.

 

Rule 3 - Ask plenty of questions, casually.

 

When you are on a date, you need to ask questions. Loads of women assume that the man should do all the work when it comes to the date, but that is not fair. If your date asks you about what you do for a living, you should tell him, but then ask him a follow-up question. A date is not an interview; conversation should flow naturally. If there is a lull in the conversation, you should have a question ready to ask.

 

Rule 4 - Don't give away too much

 

If you think that this guy could be the 'one', you might find it tempting to tell him everything about yourself. Don't do it. You can't rush intimacy, and so you should not try. Getting to know someone takes time, and you need to take things slow if you want this thing to last. Remember, a quick burning flame will burn out fast.

Rule 5 - Dress to impress (but be modest)

 

Many dating sites will tell you to dress up for your date so that you can impress your potential partner. Of course, you need to look nice for the date itself, but you should still wear relatively modest things. Wear clothes that make you feel comfortable and confident. You must never try to dress or look like someone that you are not.

 

Rule 6 - After the date, just wait

 

When the date is over, you might find the idea of calling him tempting. After all, we live in a modern world, right? A woman can call a man if she wants to? While both those things are true, you need to think about how men's brains work. Most men worry about commitment, and so will think that you calling them is a sign you want to rush them into committing. If the date went well, and he likes you, he will call. If not, you haven't lost anything! If you stick to these rules, you will find the right person for you.

 

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