Dating 101 for men

There’s no time to waste on that search for lasting love.

As ever, I only want to help, so if you want to separate the men from the boys and the woulds from the would-nots, here I have 25 more men you should, if at all possible, avoid when dating.

Here are four ways you can feel the magic of something new while keeping your feet firmly planted on the ground. Actions Speak Louder Than Words In relationships there are two things—what a person tells you and what a person shows you.

If you’re just getting to know someone on the phone and through email you’re banking on words more than actions.

He tells me how much he likes me, I tell him how much I like him.” In other words, there isn’t game playing.

She doesn’t have to move away to get him to advance. Trust in yourself that you’ll carefully select a good guy.

It’s always better to back down from a boundary you’ve built than to build one after someone has crossed the line. Love is a Two Way Street Make sure things are reciprocal. To ensure your ’18 is A1, why not make a vow to avoid any or all of these hapless bros? Posts “didn’t happen” under something on Facebook/Twitter/Instagram/a newspaper story/toilet wall graffiti. Really wants you to just “listen for a minute” and understand why Android phones are better. Cuts you out of a photo so he can post it as his profile pic. Has ever blamed a millennial for anything ridiculous like making avocados extinct, house prices, lack of innovation in space travel, James Corden, or snow. Says things like “men actually prefer it when you wear makeup”. Shares screenshots of men chatting them up on Grindr who aren’t offensive, or cruel, but merely perhaps not that great at communicating – or haven’t been able to work out from his photo that he’s a poisonous, odious, vomit-gargling toad who thinks he’s much hotter than he actually is. Tries to get you to try food you know you won’t like, or have already eaten once but don’t want to eat again, under the basis that he likes it and so must you, or that it’s “an acquired taste”, “so tasty”, “very refreshing”, or “a dealbreaker”. Let’s have sex immediately, maybe on a bed of bounced cheques and Starbucks receipts. Has a strong opinion either way on the great, sexless Apple vs Android ‘debate’. Has a birthday party in a bar and expects you to pay to get in. It usually describes the tamest night of sipping weak cocktails in an All Bar One just off the ring road, gazing out at a car park while a lightbulb gently buzzes somewhere just out of your eye line. I think it’s important to pick one and stick to it. Talks about “Africa” like it’s just one country and not, like, a huge continent with wildly different cultures. Brushes their fringe out of his eyes every time he says the phrase “gap year”. Is inconsistent with his usage of “Yaaaaaaas” or “Yasssssss”. ”, persuades you not to buy him a present, and then BUYS YOU a present anyway, becoming miffed that you have also ignored this “rule” and done the same. Lives in a block of apartments that has a different entrance for social housing tenants, which he never uses. Uses the word ‘funky’ about anything other than James Brown. Thinks texting you the entire lyrics to Dress You Up counts as flirting. Or goes on about being ‘skint’ at the end of the month.

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