Time changes and so do we, that is why you need to stay up to date with modern dating best practices. Although some of these might seem logical, they will make you think and just might challenge your approach to dating. Go Date Now wanted to share their top 5 modern dating best practices to help you get the most out of your dating experiences.
Top 5 Modern Dating Best Practices
1. Paying the Bill
According to the latest surveys of the online dating sites, 41% of women are willing to split the check for the date. Traditionally, men are expected to pay for the date, but it is considered a good practice for a woman to offer to pay her share. Do what makes you feel comfortable and what’s best for the date. Ladies, it’s always polite to offer. Gentlemen, just gauge her reaction if you accept her offer, especially on the first date, you might not get a second date. Avoid this problem by choosing dates that are more economical such as coffee or a drink and a walk.
2. The First 15 Minutes
According to recent surveys, both males and females agreed that you know within the first fifteen minutes whether you have chemistry between you and your date. First impressions do matter! The first time you spend together will make a big impression and usually helps you decide whether there is a spark between you two or not. Of course you need to take first date nervousness into account, but generally you can tell whether you get along and are attracted to them pretty quickly.
3. Honesty is the Best Policy
If you don’t feel a spark with someone and aren’t interested in pursuing anything with them, tell them rather than ghosting on them. We’re not insisting on hurting anyone – being thoughtful and polite still matters a lot – but remember one important thing – lying has never helped anyone and can come back to haunt you. Wouldn’t you rather know if your date is on the different track than you? Just be honest with them. Whatever you do decide to do, be kind and respectful, because you never know when you’ll come across them again and it’s a small world, you might want to date someone they know.
4. Take Your Time Before Sex
When asked, most people and experts agreed that you should avoid having sex on a first date (unless you’re only looking for sex) not for moral reasons but for practical ones. Being patient and waiting for more of a connection between you will only enhance your sexual encounter. Taking your time to get to know each other better and knowing where you stand with each other will only make things better. Sex too early could also cloud your judgment about the person you’re dating.
5. Be Social
While it’s great to spend alone time with the person you’re dating, it’s also very important to see them in social situations. This will not only help you assess if they are the right person for you, it will also make you closer because spending time with friends and family strengthens the bond between you. Being social together is also part of relationship growth.