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Dating Rules and Etiquette

The rules of dating have changed. Stay on top of what to do, what to avoid, and how to deal with special relationship situations with these helpful dating rules.
  1. Dating Around the World (5)
  2. Dating Safety (14)
  3. First Date Rules (11)
  4. Language of Online Dating (5)
  5. Reference (105)

The Rules of Dating
When dating someone, are there rules? You bet there are. These dating rules apply to every relationship, no matter if it's new or long-term, casual or serious.

The Do's and Don'ts of Texting In Relationships
A list of the do's and don'ts of sms texting in relationships.

10 Dos and Don'ts for Online Dating
With a little bit of sass and a lot of laughs, the authors of Still Hot, Sue Mittenthal and Linda Reing offer up these dating rules for internet love.

Dating Profile Don'ts
If you aren't getting the quantity of responses you'd hoped for after posting an online dating service profile, read these crucial tips for how to increase your odds quickly and dramatically.

Dating Rules to Meet Someone
Struggling to meet someone new? Following these simple yet insightful dating rules might be just be exactly what you need.

The Four Man Plan
Cindy Lu, comedienne and writer, was tired of dating the wrong kinds of guys and getting nowhere. That's why she created The Four Man Plan - and a new set of dating rules for women - to find her 3 1/4 man.

Holiday Gift Giving Rules
When trying to decide on a gift for your date, review this handy list of do's and don't for holiday gift giving, broken up by relationship stage.

Meeting the Parents
Concerned that your first interaction with your date's parents this holiday season will resemble a scene from Meet the Parents? For the most part, meeting the parents will be harrowing but few parents are going out of their way to make you uncomfortable. Still, some preparation is a sound idea - and the following tips will ensure your meeting the parents is a positive experience for everyone.

Have A Chat Before Meeting Someone From an Online Dating Site
The importance of chatting with someone you've met from an online dating site before meeting face to face.

Relationship Rules
Outlining the basic parts of a healthy relationship.

The Rules Book
The original "rules" of dating for women, as published by Ellen Fein and Sherrie Schneider.

Dating Advice
How do you ask someone if the photo on their online dating profile is more than ten years old? What do you do if your first date hates you? When do you broach the topic of kids, sex, and in-laws? Find answers to these, and many other dating advice questions here.

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