Start Etiquette on dating

Etiquette on dating

While the cell phone has become the perfect tool for some in today’s modern dating world, it’s become the worst of enemies for others.

Mastering the art of the perfect text can take some time, but with practice you’ll be on your way.

**Both men and women must avoid sending any texts that are longer than one-half inch in length (the length of the top of your thumb).** Don’ts: Both men and women should avoid playing “hard to get,” mostly because it won’t work if you’re interested in dating someone who is emotionally mature.

Let My People Go Recently, a friend had a five-hour date with a woman he'd met on J-Date. This habit, I imagine, is due to social anxiety, narcissism, or some combination. If you think you might be a Chatty Cathy or Charlie, here's a test: Do you love the interplay of bass and treble in your own voice? Did you raise your hand in third grade even before the teacher asked anything?

If you don't want hot monkey love with a particular human, you need to communicate that. That way both of us can cut our losses and move on. Zip it Up Lately a buddy told me that 70% of the men she meets online yap the entire time they're together, never attaining even basic information about her.

A main reason our marriage works is because we are so mindful when it comes to courtesy and respect. I'm probably not the only person with tips about improved online dating behavior.

We all have this knowledge when we remember that in the pursuit of love, caring should be part of the equation. Join the discussion by posting a comment below or tweeting #TEDWeekends.

Wouldn’t it be a shame if a promising relationship ended over bad texting etiquette?

Dating expert and CEO of Dating with Dignity, Marni Battista, shares some basic tips for cell phone use while dating — simple, but so important!

It’s too easy to misinterpret the tone of your voice from both sides, and it will probably go better if it comes out the way you meant it to! Multiple texts followed by question marks or constant calling without a response is guaranteed to send you to Lonelytown, population 1. Not checking it during the movie for fear you’ll bother people near you or miss something important? Being present while on a date is much more fulfilling than constantly checking for Twitter updates or emails you didn’t really care about anyway.

Give someone a little space before freaking out on them, and let them come to you! So unless you want your date to turn into a horror film, keep it on the rom-com track and leave your phone in your purse or pocket.

Waiting an hour to write back isn’t very nice or productive. The real rule here is if it’s longer than half your thumb, it’s TOO LONG.