Gone are the days of courting and chivalry, which itself is slowly fading into the past, reserved for a pre-technology/Internet period that none of us seem to remember.
Here are some steadfast rules to tackling modern dating like a true gentleman, because you need to save this dying breed.
Although lying is as common place as chewing gum, and as old as time itself, don’t lie about anything on your online dating profile.
We have the tendency to fib, in general, and fluff our online dating profiles, but beginning a relationship where lies are already present means it is doomed from the start.
The Internet can be a wild and crazy place filled with information about yourself, available for the world to see, meaning that it’s easy to get caught in a lie.
The right person will love you for who you are and it’s wrong to start off any relationship with the assumption of a lie.
It’s almost guaranteed it will go nowhere, and as they say, the truth always comes out in the end. One of the most memorable and polite things you can do while dating, be it planning the first date or calling them afterward (which we’ll get to later), is using this ancient contraption called a phone — just make sure you use the voice/speaking part of it.
Calling instead of texting is the right (and gentlemanly) thing to do.
Girls may be put off initially, but women will cherish this. Dating in some weird way, feels ancient, especially with our generation succumbing to what is coined hookup-culture, in which dating exists in the form of hookups and sex, and then maybe if the sex is great, it will eventually turn into a relationship. Getting to know someone is a very scary thing; having sex is the easy part.
Break the pattern and go on an actual date (dinner, movies, etc.).