Along these lines, another essential dating rule is to keep an open mind when it comes to meeting new people.Remember, just because someone has different interests than you and/or isn’t your typical “type” doesn’t mean that you should automatically write him or her off. Physical touch should be in the context of a meaningful relationship, not reduced to satisfaction of personal need. Both partners should take responsibility for setting limits. 7) Is there too much physical and too little other? Physical touch/intimacy should correspond with commitment. This doesn’t mean anything goes if you are engaged. What is your motivation -- power and control, gratifying your own ego, meeting a selfish need, or genuine affection? Setting ground rules for a new relationship may help you get past the small stuff and start enjoying your lives together. Guys (like me) aren't that great at guessing what women think or want, and our stupidity often leads to otherwise easily avoidable arguments. If you can’t stand the person but have a great physical relationship, rethink the relationship. If one person is uncomfortable with any type of physical expression, don’t do it. Don’t push a date to do anything that makes him/her feel uncomfortable. But, the authority of Christ needs to take precedence over your physical drives. If the social, emotional, spiritual dimensions are missing or lacking, you are out of balance.
Also, some of these aren't "rules" per se, but more like observations or insights. RULE 1: Women communicate in two modes: the way things are, and the way they WISH things were. RULE 2: Women desire attention the same way that guys desire sex. RULE 4: Confidence attracts women even more than good looks. RULE 24: Where women are concerned, pay more attention to what they do than what they say. Any girl that can be stolen from your best friend isn't worth stealing from your best friend. Chances are that you won't be able to get back with her. RULE 30: If you aren't sure about when to bend or break a rule, go with your instinct.Another key dating rule has to do with your overall outlook and attitude about dating itself.If you feel as though you’re never going to meet someone of quality and that every date you go on is going to be a disaster, these negative expectations will likely become self-fulfilling prophecies.This is why you see fat, ugly, or dumpy guys with hot chicks. You will attract more women when you don't care if you're attracting women. Things involving some activity are best: pool, bowling, roller blading, mini-golf, dancing, etc. RULE 10: Do not give gifts early in the relationship. RULE 20: Never date a girl who has more problems than you do. RULE 25: Realize that women are tricky, lying, manipulative, devious, scheming, sneaky, cunning, calculating, shrewd, and Machiavellian creatures. Chances are also good that if you DO succeed in getting back with your ex, you'll wish that you hadn't. If it's wrong, that's a good lesson for next time... RULE 6: After getting a girl's phone number, wait at least two days to call her to avoid appearing desperate. Not to talk about weather, current events, how her day went, etc. RULE 8: If you call a girl and get an answering machine, don't leave a message. Girls, as a general rule, do not return phone calls. Doing so makes it appear as though you are attempting to purchase affection. RULE 15: If a woman disrespects you or your time, particularly early in the relationship, don't hesitate to get rid of her. RULE 16: No relationship is a committed one until both people agree that it is. The harder something is to obtain, the more valuable it is perceived to be. RULE 28: Don't reveal too much about yourself too soon.