TO: All Daters
FROM: Date Oxygen
SUBJECT: Dating Dos and Don’ts
Dating is a challenge. If you want to impress, here are some dating dos and don’ts to make it a little bit easier on you:
Dating Dos and Don’ts for the Date Initiator
✖︎ DON’T be unimaginative or pawn the job of planning a date off on your date.
➽ DO be creative and invest some time in searching our dates!
✖︎ DON’T miss (or ignore) your date’s spoken OR unspoken desires.
➽ DO be flexible and allow for spontaneity.
✖︎ DON’T ever wind up short on cash.
➽ DO make it clear up front that the date is entirely your treat.
Dating Dos and Don’ts for the Date Recipient
✖︎ DON’T complain or criticize anything even if… (fill in the blank).
➽ DO compliment your date’s planning efforts and choice[s] of venues.
✖︎ DON’T ask to change any part of the date unless you’re 150% sure you’ll seriously improve it and no feelings will be hurt.
➽ DO respect the plan.
✖︎ (If you’d like an encore) DON’T leave the next date up to chance. Ask!
➽ DO sincerely thank your date.
If you’re overwhelmed by the whole process of dating, you might want to take a moment and read this: Why Date?
And, always remember to keep a tight hold on your sense of humor. Here’s some help from Aziz Ansari: