Dating married man rules
Trust me, I know — I’ve been on more dates than I can count on my own two arms.
Over the course of my experience, I’ve found that having general rules as to what behavior is appropriate at what time is fairly useful.
Not only is it comforting in the early stages when I’m interested in landing another date, but it’s especially helpful later on, when I’m trying to weed out the losers from the gems.
As a favor to all the women who feel the same way, I’ve documented my learnings and metabolized them into the below set of guidelines.
Give them a try next time you find yourself across the table from someone you’re genuinely into, and let me know how far they get you!
Don’t be afraid to split things like popcorn or an appetizer on the first date. It’s a subtle signal that you’re generous and open to connecting.
By date number two, weird little interests like how many cats you follow on Instagram are fair game.
Sharing these kinds of tidbits shows you’re willing to put yourself out there — it’s bold!
Guilty pleasures a la your obsession with are perfect for date three.Hiding them will only do you both a disservice in the long-run. On date five, ask your date to check your teeth for kale.Plus, if your date shares your interests, that will be a major opportunity to connect. It shows trust and that you aren’t afraid to be imperfect.Just make sure there isn’t actually food in your teeth because that’s disgusting.After five dates, it’s okay to reveal that your relationship with money is complicated.
Be sure to tiptoe around your credit card debt though; that’s best kept secret until a year or so into the relationship. Allusions to the fact that you menstruate are allowed by date seven, provided you both use cheeky euphemisms like “Aunt Flo” or “my special time.” Blood talk is for married people.