What is dating etiquette?
My recommendation to both men and woman, dress appropriately, dress to impress, yet be as authentic as possible.
If you are the sporty type person and as a woman, you are running around in tights and sneakers all day long, this might be your first go to way of dressing, however should you be able to pull off jeans and high heels, this is great heels are elegant.
Guys... shorts and T-shirt is a no-no, I would recommend chinos or jeans, smart pants with a smart casual shirt and a sports jacket, this will come handy should your date feel cold and the gesture of borrowing your jacket while you are engaging will show that you are a gentleman and considerate.
I recommend meeting at a public place with security, remember if you met someone online they are still a stranger, i believe in the golden rule rather safe than sorry.
As a man open the door for her should you pick her up, or pull out her chair for her at a restaurant or function.
Avoid talking about your ex’s and any current issues you are going through unless you really want to mess up your first date, this said, I also always encourage people to speak their mind and be as truthful as possible.
Pay attention to the signs people give you, be clear and listen to what they are telling you, try hear what they are not saying. There are hidden messages in body language and avoidance of certain topics in conversation.
Ask questions, instead of only talking about yourself
Personal space is very important, be respectful of the other person, have boundaries, listen and speak when it’s your turn, avoid interrupting the other person.
Split the bill it’s only fair for a first date if the guy insists then accept, however it should not be an expectation that men should always pick up the bill.
Big no-no is to get snot flying drunk - there is nothing pretty or sexy when you see a date wonky, and throwing up.
Have fun, be yourself, and happy dating...