When it comes to dating, society likes to follow an unwritten set of “rules” that will hopefully lead to everlasting romance. However, the way we look at dating changes over the decades and that means these rules often change. What we once thought of as foolproof dating tips are now antiquated and useless. This is especially true when it comes to old dating rules for women. Women used to adhere to certain dating standards that just aren't necessary anymore! Check out six old dating rules women shouldn't follow anymore:
1. Let the Man Pick Where You're Going
The old standard was to let the guy decide everything. Where you go, when you go, how long you stay…it was all up to him. While you can still leave some of the details up to him, it's okay for you to plan some of the dates and make some of the decisions.
2. Always Dress Up
It used to be expected of women to dress up whenever they went anywhere with a man. This meant wearing a super fancy, uncomfortable dress even if you were just going somewhere casual. Dressing to the nines at all times isn't the norm anymore. Now you can feel free to dress for the occasion and wear a t-shirt and jeans if you want!
3. Avoid Serious Topics or Conversations
A well-known dating rule for women and men is to avoid discussing serious topics like religion or politics early on in a relationship. This rule should be thrown out the window. It's actually better to talk about these things and find out where you both stand on these things before you go any further in the relationship.
4. Play Hard To Get
We're not sure why women have always been told to play hard to get, but we are sure that they need to stop. Playing hard to get is only misleading and confusing for everyone involved. It's better to just be upfront with your feelings and let someone know that you're interested in them.
5. Don't Have Sex On the First Date
Women have always been told to not have sex on the first date because they'll be seen as “easy.” The reality is that women should do whatever they want, whenever they want. If you want to sleep with a man right away, go ahead. If it makes him think less of you in any way, he's not the guy for you.
6. Wait For Them To Contact You
One of the biggest dating rules has always been to let men initiate all of the communication. Let him make the first move. Wait for him to call. Wait for him to text, and so on. In this modern dating scene, women should feel free to make the first move. If you're interested in a guy or want to see him again, go ahead and give him a call!