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12 Important Dating Rules for Classy Men and Women

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You may be a nice person. But to ensure that your date has a good time, here are a few dating rules for men and women that should never be overlooked.

Dating rules aren’t set in stone.

But after many dating experiences, there are a few incidents all of us come across in a date.

Some are good experiences, while some are not.

You may have your own dating rules too. And in all probability, they may be great ones.

But if you want to skip any bad experiences on a date and ensure that it’ll be a classy one, this is all you’d need.

Dating rules for classy men and women

There are a lot of dating rules that can make all the difference between a good one and an abysmal one.

[Read: How to be a good date all the time for more tips]

Remember these twelve tips, and almost all the time, you’ll end up making a great impression on your date and having a great time too.

#1 Don’t be late

This is basic etiquette. Walking in late to a business meeting is terrible, but walking in late to a date is even more so.

There’s a potential chance of meeting the one you could spend the rest of your life with. By being late or careless on a date, you’re making it rather obvious that the date isn’t of much importance to you.

Always be on time, and on the grave circumstance that you’re forced to be late, let your date know ahead in time that you’ll be late.

#2 Never walk out or stand a date up

Halfway through the date, you may be convinced that the evening would be a total failure. Or you may notice your date just as you walk into a restaurant and realize that you don’t want to be with that person.

But no matter what, you’ve fixed the date. Be polite and considerate enough to have a pleasant evening with your date. Sometimes, you may end up meeting a great friend or even a potential business contact through a failed date.

On the other hand, how would you feel if you were ever stood up or walked out on halfway through the date? [Read: 3 perfect ways to end every kind of date]

#3 Show your best side

Dress up and try to look your best when you meet someone on a date. It’s very disrespectful and demeaning to walk in shabby when your date’s spent a while trying to look good for you. If you’re not sure about the date attire, casually bring it up when you’re fixing the date or let your partner know if you intend to dine in an elegant restaurant or have a casual dinner.

#4 Knights and damsels

Manners and etiquette aren’t just a way of letting the world know you know how to behave. It’s also your way of letting your date know that you respect them. On a successful date, a man has to be the chivalrous knight, and a woman has to be the elegant damsel in distress, because that’s just the way both sexes expect their dates to be. [Read: How to be the perfect damsel in distress and a chivalrous knight]

#5 Cleanliness and your breath

Clean nails and good grooming habits are something that should never be overlooked. But there are a few other details most people forget. Did you light a cigarette to calm your nerves before the date? Make sure you don’t smell like an ashtray.

And after the meal, always excuse yourself to the restroom to pop in a breathmint or do it discreetly while you’re at the table. If you’re lucky enough to kiss on a first date, you don’t want to smell like a restaurant’s kitchen when you get closer to your date.

#6 Touchy manners

You may touch your date once or twice during the date, but if your date mate doesn’t reciprocate your touch with a warm smile or another touch, don’t push your luck. Don’t ever get touchy feely unless your date’s getting touchy feely with you. Flirty touches can seem repulsive if it’s not mutual. [Read: How to touch your date]

#7 Don’t get drunk

You may know your limits when it comes to drinking. But sometimes, you may end up feeling tipsy or drunk with just a few glasses. And once you get there, there’s no way your date can end well. Avoid having more than a glass or two along with your dinner. It’s a precaution worth taking to avoid any embarrassment.

#8 Prepare yourself for a few conversations

Your date may be excited to meet you and get to know more about you. But at the same time, it’s not easy to create exciting conversations with someone you just met. So prepare yourself with a few interesting conversations so you’d always have a few pointers in mind if the date night gets silent and awkward. [Read: 5 date questions that actually work]

#9 Don’t pester your date

It’s easy to get carried away when you’re having a great time and indulging in interesting conversations. But one of the biggest dating rules you should remember is to never get personal or persistent unless your date is comfortable with that conversation.

If your date doesn’t want to talk about exes, stay away from that conversation. Don’t pretend to become their personal shrink and ask your date to open up to you and reveal all in no time. [Read: 10 biggest dating turn offs for women]

#10 Be sincere and truthful

Be sincere about yourself and in your compliments. Don’t weave astonishing stories about yourself and your achievements just to impress your date. You’d end up looking more like someone who’s too desperate.

On the other hand, compliment your date about something only if you genuinely feel it. A fake half compliment can seem more insulting and embarrassing to your date.

#11 Talking about exes

Exes are a hot topic on first dates. It’s easy and something that can stretch through dinner if someone’s got a dramatic story to share. But don’t talk about exes. Perhaps, you could ask your date about when they broke up, but don’t go into details.

Reminding someone about an ex wouldn’t do you any good. It’s distracting, and most importantly, it changes the focus of the date from the both of you to both of your pasts.

#12 Don’t have any sexual expectations

Sexual intimacy is a nervous thought that’ll linger on the back of both your heads. Both of you don’t really know what to do once the date is over, you don’t know if you can chance a quick kiss or hope for something better. As exciting as a date can be, ending a date can be quite complicated.

But when you’re stepping into the date, drop all your sexual expectations. Think of having a great time and nothing else. And once both of you are done with dinner and if you feel the vibes are right, take a chance. Going to a date with high sexual expectations will only frustrate you even if you had a great date.

[Read: How to make a guy want to kiss you on a first date]

These twelve dating rules are great starters that can help you create a charming impression on your date, and have a great time yourself without overstepping any first date boundaries.

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7 thoughts on “12 Important Dating Rules for Classy Men and Women”

  1. Candy says:

    Nice tips, but I also think no first date should ever end in sex. While it may seem like fun for a guy, it’ll never leave him with a good impression about the girl.

    If a girl can’t hold on to her “new relationship chastity” for even a few hours, can you imagine what sort of a perverted woman she may be. I’ve had a few girl friends who’ve had sex on the first date. They brag about it but always lose the guy. If you want a long term relationship, you never should have sex on the first date. That’s a definite big dating rule!

  2. Class says:

    A lady doesn’t have to be a 10/10 to be classy. It’s not all about looks. A lady doesn’t have to graduate from Harvard. It’s not all about intelligence. A lady doesn’t have to know which side the salad fork goes on. It’s not all about etiquette. A lady should know a little of all of these. She should strive to be a better person and be compassionate towards others. She should know when to fight and when to watch. She can dress up and be the best woman YOU have ever seen or she can lounge around in an over sized t-shirt and watch Netflix. In my opinion, a lady is a female who strives to be better and do better by those around her.

  3. J.a. Ct says:

    Class is about etiquette. Our actions speak loudly about us. I dined at a Cheesecake Factory location recently. This location always has a 40+ minute wait. A older woman made a big scene as she checked in. She screamed so loud that all waiting patrons heard she did not want to carry a pager. She wanted to leave the restaurant to run errands. A manager abruptly attempted to quiet her down. At this same location a few months ago, I received horrible service from a server. The kitchen prepared my order wrong twice and the waitress refused to provide a new fork for the dessert service. She handed me a dirty fork from the table. I, calmly, walked up to the hostess stand and asked to speak to a manager. When the manager arrived, we walked to a quiet area and I spoke to her in a hushed tone. I spoke of both issues. I inquired why the waitress could not afford a fork during the dessert service since the restaurant offers a three course menu. The manager immediately responded. She inquired of the name of the server and immediately offered a $50 gift card. She apologized again to my party when we left. A few visits later, I was accompanied by a gentleman in arm into the restaurant, The same manager greeted my party immediately and made sure we had a great experience during our visit. Look at the difference of the two scenarios.

    We should always strive to improve ourselves. Manners, class and etiquette should be a part of this process.

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