As we age, we hopefully mature and change. We start to recognize our needs better and aren't into wasting time like we used to. Today's dating scene is very casual and that's fine. You don't need to order a limo and wear a tux or cocktail dress, but try to make the dates you go on special. You can easily do this by being more sincere with your actions.
Below we have gathered some do's and don'ts for impressing your dating partner. Try to apply each one to your situation and personality in such a way that it doesn't detract from showing off your personality. These tips should accentuate your personality and efficiently debut your genuine nature.
'Wait And See' Method
As you age, you realize how precious time is, and how little of it you truly have. Looking back on your life it feels like you were just in high school or college. Earlier in life we believed we equated the 'rest of our life' with infinity. Now, we understand that we need to take advantage of the now, in a flash tomorrow will be here and our decisions irreversible.
'I Wait 3 Days To Call' Or 'I'll Wait 4 Minutes Before I Text Back'
'If I give him my number, he has to call me first', or waiting three to four days to call a person after you get their number, are old standards of dating. There is no general rule of thumb to dictate timing or action. By now you should be doing what feels right and is respectful.
Vague Texts Like 'Hey, Wanna Meet Up?' Need To Stop
You need to be honest and clear with yourself and the people in your life. 'Meeting up' isn't a date, neither is Netflix and chill, grabbing coffee or going out with a bunch of your friends. Plan out a date, and ask them if they want to come.
Looking At Your Phone On A Date
Stay off your phone as much as you can when on a date. Give the other person 100 percent of your attention. Imagine you are out to a date with someone and their phone keeps going off. Its as though someone keeps coming up to your date, whispering in their ear. You would be concerned, thinking the other person very rude.
Wasting Time On People You Aren't Into
Stop trying to make things work with people you don't connect with. We sometimes get these expectations of who we should be dating, instead of looking for someone we truly enjoy being around. Listen to your heart and examine how you feel. If your relationship requires justifications and conceptualization, it probably isn't the relationship for you.
Splitting The Tab
The person that suggested dinner or a date should be the one that pays. Picking up the tab is a token of appreciation and shouldn't really be about the money.