The days of guys calling weeks in advance, picking women up on time and not expecting more than a peck on the check (if they were lucky!
) have been replaced by guys who text message at the last minute, and expect WAY more than a kiss on the first date.
There’s comfort in knowing that if one gal gets away, another will take her place.
And you get to put your flirting and dating skills to the test on a consistent basis. your date’s reaction), you can tweak your behavior, minimize what doesn’t work (being too talkative, texting her too much between dates, etc.) and amplify what does (keeping her interest by being moderately available, letting her know you’re dating multiple people, etc.).
There’s nothing romantic about a guy who only knows you by a screen name, and sometimes I wonder if, despite what they say, chivalry really is dead?
Are you finding yourself back in the dating trenches?
The changes have come from two main developments: the internet and mobile phones.
Obviously there are other devices that have had an impact, but none comparable.
Rule #2: People have shorter attention spans (in other words, learn to work it!
HOW HAS DATING CHANGED SINCE PRINCESS ELIZABETH FIRST “STEPPED OUT” WITH HER DASHING PHILIP?
Rule #1: Multi-dating is now part of the game Five years ago, online dating made it possible to have a date almost every weekend. Today, the savviest singles know that dating is a numbers game. Plus, the benefits of multi-dating are well documented.
Instead of putting all your emotional eggs in one basket, it’s time to start multi-dating. Your expectations are tempered because you’re free from the pressure of making this one date WORK.
What follows are four brand spanking new rules of dating.