If you’re single and looking for a date, it’s important to know that the dating rules for singles have changed. You see the dating behaviors hugely different between the ages. We find that younger singles are more likely to meet their matches through online dating, Facebook or other social media sites and are evasive about their availability. On the other hand, older people looking for relationships are extra cautious when it comes to dating in the digital age.
That being said, here are the seven dating habits that every single person needs to follow:
- He Asks, She Pays
When it comes to dating and relationships, all our lives we keep hearing and believing that men are supposed to make the first move. But there have been some changes recently. According to Match.com 41 percent of women would like to pick up the check on a first date. That's good news for guys. So, all you’ve to do for your next date is you ask her out, and she’ll foot the bill. Seems like a win-win situation to me!
- It Only Takes 15 Minutes
Believe it or not, it takes only for you and your date 15 minutes to decide if you’ve chemistry or not. 31 percent of both men and women admitted that dating for 15 minutes is all it takes to make a decision.
- Honesty Is The Best Policy – Still!
Not enjoying the date with her? Can’t tell her either because you don’t know her name? Well, tell her anyways. According to Match.com survey, 52 percent of singles agree that it’s polite and a good policy to tell your date that you aren't interested in him or her. We all agree to this as we can see nothing good can come out from being dishonest.
- Don’t Have Sex On The First Date
Don’t go all the way if you’re on a first date. According to Match.com survey, 80 percent of singles said f they won’t like to have sex on the first date. Create mystery on the date by holding out. If your date can get it all in one night, they’ve nothing to be motivated to call him or her for a second date.
It’s perfectly reasonable to follow up. The question is when? The survey reported 48 percent of women prefer to follow up with their dates within 24 hours. Whereas, 68 percent of guys are likely to follow-up with their dates around three days after the date.
- Classic Communication Is King
In today’s digital era, communicating with someone or following up on a date can be done in hundreds of ways such as text, e-mail, instant messages, etc. But we weren’t surprised to see that 80 percent of singles still prefer to talk over the phone. After all, good old communication using the phone is still the king.
- Spend Time With Your Friends
When it comes to dating, sometimes, your friends can get a bad rap. But that’s not always the case. 35 percent of the ladies and 50 percent of men will introduce their dates to their friends after dating their matches for one month, regardless of how old they are.