FIRST DATE ETIQUETTE: DON’T ORDER IT, IF YOU CAN’T PAY FOR IT

First Dinner Date

Dating can sometimes be nerve wrecking. When going on a date, you’re worried about your hair, nails, clothes, scent of perfume, and shoe selection. However, an important factor that is sometimes overlooked is, if your date will actually like your personality.

As we all know, first impressions stick. Here are a few tips on the “Please Do” vs. the “Don’t Do’s” of dating. Follow the dating etiquette guide below:

1.  Don’t arrive late –  As hot as being fashionably late may seem,  no one is that pressed on waiting on you. Being late for a date has to be one of the most disrespectful gestures ever. You’re basically telling that person they’re not a priority. Plan to arrive on time. Being there first doesn’t scream that you’re desperate, it just means you like being on time.

2.  Do order food that you can afford for yourself – Ordering off the most expensive part of a menu may cost you later, in two ways. One way, they may feel they’ve bought you for the night, and this will end in a sexual encounter. Another way may be; if this leads to another date, and it’s your turn to pay, they’ll reciprocate by ordering off the expensive part of the menu. You never know how the date is going to turn out, so if they were to up and leave, you better make sure you have enough to foot your bill. Which brings me to another tip.

3. Do bring money with you – Feel good knowing that even if your date decided to go dutch, you have enough money to pay your part of the bill. You may need money for a cab home, if you decided not to drive back with him.

4. Don’t pick up your cell phone –  Constantly diverting your attention to your cell phone is a big turn-off. Make sure you provide your undivided attention, unless an emergency arises. After all, not paying careful attention  to your date may actually make you miss something important about them.

5. Don’t talk too much – If you notice you’re doing all the talking, just hush. Avoid asking closed-ended questions. Ask open-ended questions that merits more than a “yes” or “no” response.

6. Most of all, just be yourself. If you find that you can’t follow some of the basic etiquette rules of dating, then let’s face it, you shouldn’t be dating. It’s really fun to get to know someone. Try your best to allow them to get to know you as well, the real you.

Good Luck!!

Loving my DID’s,

Dree Bo

 

 

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