Dating rules dos
‘Do aim for something to do on a first date, like a walk by the river,’ says relationship and first date tip expert Elizabeth Sullivan, aka The Love Mentor. The more at ease you are the more likely he’ll follow suit. ‘Do smile more than usual and laugh if you like him,’ says Sullivan.
‘Pick a route where you know there’s a nice pub and, if it’s going well, stop off. ‘Make sure he knows you’re enjoying yourself.’ (Do we need to spell out that there are limits to the smiling/laughing thing?
The only rule I can get on board with is not because I am in anyway against the liberation and empowerment of recognising your own beauty and sending a lovely picture of it to your other half.
Generally people only tend to do this when they're in a stable relationship anyway and aren't afraid their other half will faint at the sight of their imperfect wobbly bits.
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Obviously the concept that the 'Digital Generation' consists of social media (the clue's in the name) has been forgotten before you've even got into the book.
You should only ask someone out face-to-face so you can witness there horrified screams of 'No! ' Social media is only for swapping gifs of cats, come on, you knew that.