Dating has changed so much over the last several years, which means the rules have been altered as well. Something that was considered taboo when I was a few years younger may not be even thought about a second time now. As I watch the younger generation date, I can't help but wonder where the world of love is headed. There are things I would have never considered doing being done without a second thought. These are some "old school" rules that should be re-introduced into the dating scene today.
Don't sleep with him on the first date
The women of today are not as self respecting as they were even 10 years ago. Sleeping with a man on the first date doesn't only send the wrong signals, but it can ruin your reputation overnight. I have watched as women of all ages around me are doing this more and more. In my early twenties I did have a one-nighter with someone, and I regret it terribly still to this day. I wish women valued themselves more than they do, especially because sex should never be what a relationship is about. If he can't wait for you, he is not worth it.
Dating should be taken literally
When I hear people talk about the guy they are dating, some of them will admit to never going anywhere but over to his place. Ladies, this is not what dating is! You should be wined and dined, and if that doesn't tickle your fancy, at least go to a movie with your guy. Doing things together has been lost with the times changing. Everyone is in a digital age, so they hang out and play video games or use the computer to entertain themselves. Bring back the fun of dating and actually start leaving the house with your significant other.
Don't kiss and tell
There is so much personal information plastered all over the place about relationships, that almost nothing is private anymore. You really should not be telling everyone about the position you and your boyfriend used last night, or how big anything on his body is. This is all private information that should be kept in your relationship. Girls will talk and so will guys, but limiting the details a little will allow you to still be able to share something special with your boyfriend. The world does not need to know about all of your sexual activities.
It is amazing how things change over the decades that go by. I was a young girl just a little over a decade ago, and I cannot imagine doing some of these things now. Hopefully women will get back to being a little more self respecting, and a little less scandalous.
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