Ever come away from a Tinder date feeling deflated? Let down? Completely mystified on why on earth you chose to spend your night that way? Maybe you walked away feeling like you were only meant to serve as someone’s free meal ticket or entertainment for the evening.
If you are constantly rushed into seeing your match instead of taking the time out to realize what kind of person they truly are, you're going to find yourself with a long list of duds. Now instead of a person with potential, they become yet another disappointment.
Do you feel like maybe if you had waited a day or more to meet, that things might have gone better? Nobody is going to look at their best when they are only given twenty minutes to get ready for their first date. And maybe the best impression to give, is to try not getting in your pants within the first fifteen minutes. Maybe these men could have been connections, but you’ll never know if you continue to rush into dates, especially ones that are poor planned or lazy (such as 'Netflix and chill').
Let’s face it, dating etiquette ain’t what it used to be and anyone who’s ever been properly courted and then tried to find a decent date on Match, Tinder or any other dating site will tell you that finding dating quality on the Internet can be somewhat tricky. The quick pace of social media, along with the new millennium sense of entitlement and the connection immediacy of cell phone applications, has led to the disappearance of the old-fashioned art of courtship, but it deserves its place in the modern dating world.
It seems like more and more guys are skipping first dates and are moving onto first kisses and first-night slumber parties instead. On the other side of the coin, many women seem like they’re dating for dollars or dating for free dinners instead of genuinely searching for the right dude. The result of all of this bad dating etiquette shakes down to a lot of nights you'd rather forget, a slew of non-dates and a whole lot of dating disasters.
Friends, it doesn’t have to be this way and Internet dating doesn’t have to be dismal. If you’ve got the matches coming in you’ve already got the dating game half-aced. All you need now is a little online courtship crafting and that's what I am here for. Try giving the 10 tips below a try and see where your dating life goes.
10 Keep Your Private Digits Private
9 Last Minute Hookups And Last Minute Date Requests Rarely Work Out
8 Even If You’re Running Just A Few Minutes Late, It’s Best To Call
7 When On A Date Open The Door For Her/Him
6 Don’t Drink Too Much - In Fact, Don’t Even Get Tipsy
5 No Flirting Or Wandering Eyes
4 No Drama At The Dinner Table
3 Be Polite To Your Server And Other Service Staff
2 Offer To Pay Half Or Cover The Tip
1 Say Thank You, Share A Quick Kiss And Then Say Good Night
This goes without saying but don’t forget to thank the person who just sat with you over dinner. A lady always thanks the gentleman for paying and a gentleman always thanks a lady for coming. Assuming things went well it’s time to close the evening down with an after dinner front door drop off and brief kiss. If you’re not comfortable kissing on the first date, ladies, that’s okay too! Obviously, this means skipping the “do you want to come in for a nightcap?” bit and going home earlier than you might be used to but there will be plenty of time for that later. You might be thinking to yourself, “yawn – boring!” but taking your time with someone who could be the right someone will be worth the wait. Anticipation is everything, and you'd rather wake up with the next day with the chance of a second date and not a night of regret.
Give these 10 tips a try on a very important evening and see how it sets the tone. Know someone who can use some polishing when it comes to dating etiquette? Like and share this on your Facebook page.
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