However, I have news for you: When it comes to dating, other than, “no means no,” THERE ARE NO RULES! Constantly telling any and everyone about your dates and conversations is essentially spreading and tainting the organic energy of the relationship.This may come as a surprise but please take this as a statement of fact. Consequently, the circumstances which surround the joining of these two energies cannot abide by some fictional rule book. When it comes to your relationship, how much does the opinion of anyone who is not your partner actually matter?
Diogenes Laërtius, The Lives and Opinions of Eminent Philosophers. ~ George Henry Lewes Aristotle’s logical writings show great ability, and would have been useful to mankind if they had appeared at a time when intellectual originality was still active.
Unfortunately, they appeared at the very end of the creative period of Greek thought, and therefore came to be accepted as authoritative.
If this sort of backwards thinking makes you want to throw the book across the room, I don’t blame you.
However, Fein and Schneider do come up with some worthwhile nuggets of advice, particularly when it comes to interacting with men online and through texting.
Every person you encounter who tries to subscribe you to a strict methodology of dating “rules” or “etiquette” is living in the 17th century and should take several seats. The incessant stream of opinions and tidbits of advice can only steer you further away from your own feelings.
No one knows your relationship better than you and your partner. If something is bothering you, address it with your partner directly.
All too often, I see friends continually devastated by their dating experiences. Don’t give them your power by allowing yourself to feel bad.
I see women who continually find men who, for whatever reason, never step up to treat them the way they deserve.
This is why I have comprised a few anti-rules to dating. If you get asked out the day of for a date, you have no plans, and you actually want to see this person then why the f*ck not? #Live Your Life As a friend, I don't mind listening to relationship problems and offering a bit of advice, however the issue arises when it becomes an ongoing practice.