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  1. Melina Elisa says

    This was a really great post, and got me thinking. I think now a days everyone has to follow their own set of rules. What would apply to one person definitely does not apply to all. I think the same can be said about women and men. I’m not really about the “rules”, but at the same time, i have been that person that doesn’t want to answer a text too quickly for fear of being overly available and them losing interest. Love this post laura xx

    Melina |

    • LauraJ says

      I think women are taught we’re the more emotional and needy gender, and guys absolutely hate too emotional and needy. And also, women are more likely to want a relationship while guys freak out about losing their freedom.
      So naturally when we communicate, we worry about looking desperate. If a guy suddenly takes hours to respond, I don’t want to reply to fast, incase it looks like I’ve been waiting all day.
      Rules just take the fun out of dating though and like you say, one thing doesn’t apply to all. xxx

  2. thelonelyauthorblog says

    I think all of the dating rules of the past have goe out the window. And I must admit I am saddened by it. I am old fashion about dating.
    I really like the idea of finding out about a woman’s interesting befor the date to see if I can make the night more interesting for her.

    • LauraJ says

      I still think things like finding out about interests before a date happens. And some guys are adament they pay for a first date. But people are more open to ignoring rules like.. a man should text first after a date and you shouldn’t expect sex until the third etc.

      What dating rules would you bring back if you could?

  3. Beyoutiful says

    I don’t think women should follow dating rules. I mean maybe a few but not all of it. I feel like it’s a bit too much if you’re following everything esp dating by the rules. I feel that both people (man and woman) should just be themselves, accept each other for who they are, have a mutual understanding, and put equal amount of effort into the relationship. I feel like those things matter as long as you’re understanding of each other’s needs/wants. There is no right/wrong way of dating and it should be fun rather than just ticking off criteria on a list or something. Great post love ❤️

    • LauraJ says

      Thank you girl. Dating should be fun, and I don’t think people always think about that, because they’re so conscious of themselves and whether a date wants to see them again.
      And following rules is just stressful – wondering if you’ve made a mistake etc. x

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