Let’s talk about dating. If you’re married or in a serious relationship, you probably just breathed a sigh of relief. Or perhaps you just thought longingly to the time in your life when you weren’t being yelled at for leaving the toilet seat up. Either way, you’re better off, trust me, because the world of dating has changed dramatically. Did you know it’s common now to have as many as seven sexual partners at one time? With that stat, you’re essentially playing a game of russian roulette every time you reach the final base. It’s not the only thing you have to worry about either. These days there are plenty of mistakes that will mean your date doesn’t even end up with a kiss at the door. Instead, you’ll get a fake name, false phone number and a hurried excuse why they have to leave early. Here are just some of the errors we’re talking about.
To Pay Or Not To Pay…We’re Confused
Yeah, this one isn’t exactly clear anymore so you’ll have a fifty-fifty chance of getting it right every time. If you’re a guy should you pay for the girl? You might say, well that’s the gentlemen thing to do, but be careful there. By paying you might be suggesting that you’re the one in control of the relationship and you could be accused of sexism. That’ll be a pleasant conversation on the drive home, won’t it? On the other hand, if you don’t pay you can leave the lady with the impression that it’s not actually a date. You certainly don’t want that so what’s the right answer here? The general consensus on the matter is that the man should always offer to pay. The woman, on the other hand, should offer as well. The man needs to offer twice, at which point the woman will graciously accept the offer. If they don’t after a maximum of three attempts, don’t push it. The odds are that she isn’t treating it as a date.
For Goodness Sake Guys, Hygiene
A worrying statistic has revealed that over sixty percent of men don’t wash their hands after using the bathroom. The showering habits of men aren’t much better either. In fact, it’s quite common for most men these days to only shower once a week. If you think you can cover poor levels of hygiene with a lot of cologne, think again. Another helpful piece of advice about cologne: if a girl starts coughing and gasping for breath as you approach, you’re wearing too much.
Find Love On The Net You Deserve What You Get
Is the online dating world bad? Bad, no. Toxic, most definitely because the chances of them matching their picture, their likes or even their name is slim. If they do, you’ll probably still find there’s something a tad weird about them. Yes, online dating is becoming more socially acceptable and popular. But it’s still filled with the people who wouldn’t survive the first round of speed dating. Anyone who would, probably isn’t looking for the love of their live and instead is after one wild night. If that’s what you’re looking for as well, go ahead and give Tinder a whirl.
This should help with some of the worst mistakes you can make in the modern dating arena. Good luck when you’re out there, it’s a rough playing field.