Proper etiquette for dating

What I do want to discuss is post-date follow-up for all you ladies. I’m here to offer suggestions on what is considered proper etiquette for women following a date. You just finished a great first date with a GREAT new guy! You want to call him to say what a fabulous time you had, but that wouldn’t be cool, so you instead call your friend, mom or sister to gush about every mundane detail. In the meantime, you can take some matters into your own hands. Option One: Text Him Thank You When it comes to dating, if the man treats you to dinner, drinks, movies, whatever, then I think it’s important to follow up with a text to simply say thanks for last night—especially if you’re interested in going out again! So, although it’s always nice to say thanks, you don’t really need to if you definitely, 100%, absolutely do not plan on going out with him again.

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Yes, I know some dates feel like job interviews, but leave the “best regards” and resume books at home. Well, I’m usually an avid fan of a phone call over a text message in MOST situations (probably because I give good phone), but this is not one of those times. And by the way, you should send it soon, not days later (ideally within 24 hours). Bottom line is when it’s good, you’ll know, and he won’t be able to wait long to contact you.

Ladies, do not do a drive-by (I know you all know what I’m talking about), don’t friend him on Facebook, and do not write War and Peace. You do not need to mention going out again, speaking again, or any inside joke (that you think you have already established). Option Two: Wait For Him To Contact You Some women feel that it’s the guy who should be following up after a date regardless of who pays the bill. These women genuinely tell the guy that they truly enjoyed the date at the end of the date and then wait to be contacted. Women who do this, do it mainly, because, they do not want to be too pushy.

If this is your way and makes you feel more comfortable, that is fine.

There’s always that oafish bore who insists on yammering throughout the entire movie. Then there’s the impolite individual that never responds to evites, invitations, or Facebook events (fine, that one’s a stretch).

I mean the straight up screaming into the phone like it’s paper cups attached by string or something. Sure, it’s possible the invite sunk to the bottom of an overcrowded in-box.

Regardless, the lack of common courtesy literally boggles my mind!

And let’s not forget the crackberry addicts constantly looking down and fiddling on their cell phones texting aggressively behind the menu. Then again, maybe it’s just a sign that they’re just not that into you. There are basic rules of etiquette and the sad truth is that many people still do not follow them. I get slightly peeved when people don’t follow simple basic etiquette.

Personally, I was always raised to say my pleases and thank yous. ) Polite behavior should always be what it is regardless of what era it is.

Sure, things have changed since Emily Post advised on how to orchestrate your first dinner party as a married lady. And in today’s modern dating world, some semblance of proper behavior should at least be observed.

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