Top 10 dating rules men

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I know you probably thought dating was a lot simpler.

You must maintain a life that is entirely your own and offers you support outside of a relationship. It’s far more fun to allow a natural mysteriousness that comes with slowly getting to know someone rather than overdosing on Facebook status updates over the last five years. These days more relationships start from what were once casual affairs—meaning that the sex came before anything else. While marriage and children is just as much a modern concept as a traditional one, it’s important to not approach every single date as though you are interviewing a potential life partner. Ultimately the term “rules” implies that there is only one right way to date; something which I do not subscribe to.

Then you change your status on Facebook to “in a relationship” and you’re good to go.

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.

[Read: 10 unfair but very relevant dating rules we all have to live by] #8 Keep the date interesting, yet simple. You two should communicate what you want from this relationship and where you stand.

Consider these 10 modern dating “rules” to create a bit of a road map helping you reach your destination of a happy, healthy relationship more efficiently. Before you venture to add someone else to your life, be sure you have cleaned your own emotional closets.

Nothing destroys even the strongest of connections as pursuing love from a broken place. If there is someone you are interested in, make the move.

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