In a fast, casual, abbreviated world charm, grace, etiquette and consideration count more than ever.
Speaking of texting, if you don't do it, you might want to learn ... Especially if you are returning to the dating scene after a long haitus. Or at least be very aware of what you share online - especially in the social media arena.
no more waiting "three days" after a date to contact your new love interest. If you had an amazing first date, text them the next day and let them know...
This may not be a brand "new rule," but it is important enough that it made the cut.
In this modern landscape of romance, there are more people multi-dating than ever.
Sometimes the woman wants to pay for a night out -- and sometimes it's the guy who stays home to raise the children. It's not just Jennifer Aniston and Demi Moore who look amazing and decades younger than they actually are.
This means your old fashioned dating rules will have to be a little more flexible nowadays... We are all living longer these days, and in many cases aging alot more gracefully.
If your past is less than savory, be prepared to explain why you’ve changed.
People are busier than ever, and they have more opportunities to reach out to dating prospects than ever.
My energy wasn't spent worrying about whether it was going to go anywhere and when/if it was going to end. As much as I hate to admit it, when I've gone into dating someone in the past who I thought had the potential to be something serious, I've started putting pressure on it. We become so caught up in the of what that relationship could be rather than getting the chance to see if that person or that relationship is something we even want. If you're not worried about it ending or where it's going, then you're not worried about doing anything that might mess things up, so you're just completely yourself, like I was with him.
When there's no pressure on it, you can simply spend your time enjoying each other, getting to know each other and allowing it to unfold naturally. I didn't follow any "rules;" I said exactly what I felt like saying (in fact, I was incredibly honest and straightforward), and did exactly what I felt like doing.
If you have been seeing a special someone for a few months and are assuming that they are only seeing you - it is a really good idea to check.