Don’t let him know that you actually use the bathroom for more than just putting on makeup and freshening up. That’s a piece of advice I always hear women say when they are talking about meeting a new guy. It’s this idea that you don’t want to scare your new love interest off and that’s why you send in a representative of yourself that’s more polished and reflect more of what you think the other person is looking for. It’s not until you think this person will be around for a long time that you start to remove the mask and show who you really are. Your hope is that they have fallen in love with you and won’t judge you for who you truly are.
Believe it or not, men are just as critical in the beginning stages of dating and they too have their Do’s and Don’ts. There are various reasons for these early dating rules. Could be that they don’t want to seem press, they don’t want to give off this idea of exclusivity that wasn’t discussed or they want to depict the best version of themselves.
Check out what these men say they refrain from doing in the early stages of dating!
“Talk about past relationships”
– Torian 33 – Atlanta, GA
“I don’t tell them I’m multilingual and I stop watching porn”
– Jamil 30 – Woodbridge, VA
“Letting a woman buy me things early in the relationship. Woman tend to take count of all things and I don’t like that whole ‘I did this for you’ thing.”
– Seneca 34 – Philadelphia, PA
“I refrain from communicating with exes while giving the new person a fair chance.”
– Que 31 – Atlanta, GA
“I refrain from texting a day or two after the first date”
– Robert 33 – Augusta, GA
“I don’t stop talking to previous acquaintances when I first start dating someone”
– Latief 33 – Brooklyn, NY
“I don’t introduce to friends nor do so mention to friends I’m seeing someone until I feel it’ll go somewhere.”
– John 41 – Washington, D.C.
“Stop eating out at fast food restaurants and instead eat at high-end places to try to impress them (From McD’s to Morton Steak House).”
-Bret 37 – Chicago, IL
“Stop picking up new women in the same general area that you met the new person your dating.”
– Derrick 36 – Detroit, IL
“I don’t buy lavish gifts for them”
– Chris 26 – Washington, D.C.
“I don’t text Good morning when I first wake up”
– Keith 30 – Brooklyn, NY
“Trying to include them in everything I do.”
– Demetrius 35 – Atlanta, GA
What do you refrain from doing when you first start dating someone?