Good phone etiquette during a date isn’t necessarily a two-way street. Sure, nobody likes to have a phone blow up during an intimate dinner for two, but if your man has a demanding job, crazy schedule, or important clients, he may need to take a call or two during your date. If the relationship is new, weigh these demands against what you are looking for in a partner. If you are in a committed relationship, this might be something that you signed on for. However, if you notice odd, new habits such as taking the call outside the room or a sudden increase in calls, it could be more than work calling. Sneak a peek at his cell phone.
Keep the details of your love life off of social media. Checking-in on facebook is cute, but not so much when a relationship is in the early courting-phase. Letting everyone and their gay Uncle know where you are, who you are with, and what you are up to during a date is a great way to end a relationship before it begins. Also, think twice before posting and tagging photos of your love interest. Not everyone wants their picture blowing-up on Facebook or Twitter. These platforms also present an easy way to stalk and be-stalked when dating. Be discreet and keep your social life off of social media. Simple.
The art of dressing for a date is sometimes lost in today’s busy world, and ultra-casual looks seem to be the norm. Take the time and effort to dress-up for your date, look your best, and show him that the outing is important to you. Coco Chanel once said that you should dress like you are going to meet your enemy; looking your best is always the best revenge! It is also the best approach to going out on a date with someone new. While no one wants to be over-dressed for a club or a casual restaurant, you don’t want to look like a scrub, either.