Don’t Blow It: Dating Dos and Don’ts

July 28, 2011  |  

For some people just getting a date can be a strenuous and stressful exercise. For others getting the date isn’t the issue, knowing how to act once you get the date presents a problem…or two.

If you’re a nervous dater you could be taking yourself out of the game before homeboy even has a chance to get to know you.

Your put together a list of dating dos and don’ts for your the next time you step out for a night on the town. The list includes tips like stay off the phone unless it’s an emergency, don’t discuss sex too early unless that’s all you’re looking for, and be prepared to pay for the two of you if you ask him out.

For the full list you can head over to Your and check it out.


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  • Coriander

    This article is very… on the nose. Good article and needed to be reiterated to all.


    "Always be on time but if you have to be late, call in plenty of time beforehand so they are not sitting on the couch dressed and ready to go. Calling them when you are already supposed to have been at the front door is not proper etiquette. They could have done something else for an hour.

    Respect their time as it is just as valuable as your time."

    Every time I've been on a date, they guy has ALWAYS been late. I like to be home at a respectable hour and for every minute you are late, you cut the date short. I am not going to extend my date by a half hour because you couldn't be considerate enough to be on time. Respect my time and I will respect yours. I make the effort to be ready and if late I call well in advance to say so. The person rearranged their schedule just because they took a chance on you. Why would you make them second guess that chance by being late or not showing up at all?

    Another turn off that I have seen happen? Men that make dates and then "forget" about it. What is up with that? Why set her up like that? She makes the effort to look good, be in the mind set and you "forget"? That's such a fail.

  • WontDoThatAgain

    My bigest Dating Mistake? Never once going out on a date with him, letting him lay-up at my house, falling in Love with him and being Faithful to him for a year.

  • Dating a guy who was insecure. We hadn't been talking for very long and one day I told him that I was going to work out. He got upset because he thought I was going to work out with a male friend (I wasn't, and it shouldn't have made a difference). I let it go, thinking that maybe he was having a bad day/upset, whatever. That wasn't the case – he had major trust issues and was carrying some major baggage. He didn't understand why I didn't want to be an item after only 2 -3 weeks of dating, saying that I wanted to keep dating other men. As you can guess, we didn't last much longer after that.