If you have been having ‘off’ or weird dating experiences lately, you might want to think back to some of the questionable dating advice you may have heard lately. Not all dating advice is good advice, even the titbits that seem to have been around forever. So just because someone gave you some romantic advice for your first date, it doesn’t mean you should always listen! The following are a few examples of the dating tips you should second guess.
Sure, you don’t want to divulge every tiny detail about your life to someone on the first date, but how can you establish a good relationship that’s real if you’re not being real? Although mystery in moderation is a good thing, too much mystery can give your date a false impression of you.
Men Don’t Like Flowers
Maybe men don’t like flowers as much as women in general, but it doesn’t mean that they couldn’t appreciate a beautiful bouquet of flowers all the same. Men like to be doted on and surprised with gifts just as much as anyone else, so go ahead and give it a try! Chances are good he will be flattered.
No Fireworks, No Second Date
People who say “good things come to those who wait” may just have a point, especially when it comes to first dates. Lack of sparks on date number one doesn’t necessarily mean it’s not meant to be. It’s difficult to make a good first impression of someone on a first date considering they may be nervous, so give your romance a chance and at least hold out for date number two!
He Should Pay for the Meal
We live in changing times, and it isn’t that uncommon to see women paying on the first date – or at least splitting the cheque. Don’t judge him if he doesn’t spring for the bill every time, and definitely don’t be offended, as it could mean that he simply can’t afford it.
Don’t Call for At Least Two Days
This is one of the oldest ones in the book, and is probably to blame for many of the romances in the world that ended after the first date. For one thing, having manners is a good quality in a partner, so even calling or SMSing just to say you had a nice time will look really good. People play games like this in movies and on television, but in real life, people appreciate it when their dates actually show interest in them.
Don’t Eat Too Much at Dinner
It’s a sad state when a woman would prefer to go hungry rather than risk looking like she eats too much. Not eating very much isn’t a sign of being an elegant, well-mannered woman – it’s a sign that you have an eating disorder. That’s not to say that you shouldn’t choose your meal according to how messy it will be to consume, but you should at least eat something that you want! We live in modern times, and your date might just find your confidence in eating more sexy than anything. There is a lot of bad advice circling around out there these days, but if you just stay true to yourself, then you are sure to find someone who loves you for exactly who you are.