Unspoken rules of dating
We will scour the photos of you from start to finish, most recent, to the very first one back in ‘09 when yous still wore those gray cargo shorts. Then, to tell you the truth, when and if you actually enter a relationship, it gets even more intense.
We don’t talk about it, but we keep constant watch over all social media.
So I opened myself to the dating world: hesitant, not really all in, but at least open to it.
I quickly learned that there are a whole lot of unspoken rules to dating and sex these days. And as much as you’ll hear me say, “I’m too old for this shit,” I am gradually accepting that these so-called rules exist and those of us in the dating world are actually following them for some bizarre reason.
Bizarre dating expectations and rules have completely changed the game and how it’s played.
So we meet someone we like, we exchange numbers and the games begin!
Here are some of the rules I’ve recently learned and personally think are total bullshit: You need to wait at least three days to get in touch with the person you had a date with.
But now that cuffing season is officially over and spring has sprung, it’s a good time to establish some ground rules, and air out some basic do’s and don’ts. If they’re looking to get laid, they put out a thirst trap, out come the dog-filter Snapchats, the subtly sexual ‘mood’ posts and late-night ‘me rn’ selfies. Wait too long and the match loses the initial surprise and energy.
I asked a bunch of men and women, straight and gay, some questions about how they behave when dating online. Overall, men didn’t seem to care what they post, their profile pics or what women put, when they’re on dating apps they’re simply “on safari”. There’s also an attraction to assertiveness.” Said one of the guys I asked. Other than finding out who each other’s mutual friends are and where their aunt went on holiday last year.