6 Dating Rules That Shouldn’t Exist Anymore

November 9, 2011 ‐ By Julia Austin

"Rules of dating"

Do you want to know why you don’t have to follow all of “the rules”? It’s not because they aren’t helpful. They are in place for a reason, or rather, for people who cannot think for themselves at times. But for the most part, everyone has heard so much about “the rules”—and everyone knows that everyone else has heard all about the rules—that, if your date appears to be “breaking” one, you know he isn’t some dumb*ss who never heard of the rule. Rather, he has made his own decision on how to deal with that situation. He has learned that things don’t always go catastrophically wrong if you break a rule. And if you’re breaking one of the rules yourself, most men are smart enough to know that doesn’t automatically mean things are going to play out exactly like GQ said they would when this “rule” was broken. You’ll see what I mean:

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  • guest

    Hmm, jealousy is a huge red flag.  Run the other way!  Let’s not play games here – anybody will think you want sex if you invite them to your place alone.  If you’re not ready to have sex with him yet then don’t play with his head by inviting him to your place alone.  It just sends a message.  Have one or two family members there if you must.

  • NikkitaMichelle

    I disagree with the the ex thing.  If things did not end well in your last relationship and you still harbor some resentment, it will be obvious to your date.  The last thing a guy needs to think is that you’re not over your ex and that he’s now going to be punished for whatever this dude did.  He will exit stage left immediately.

    As for wanting a jealous man that can work against you as well. It’s good that he’s into you, but a man too jealous can turn out to be possessive. Can you say stalker?