Even better than being right on time is arriving a little early. If he’s an acquaintance or a co-worker, a little hug or peck should suffice.It’ll give you the chance to calm your nerves, and maybe even loosen up with a drink at the bar before being seated. Now that you’re at the restaurant and walking to the table where your date is patiently waiting, what do you do next? Here’s a little tip: the it-will-work-on-anyone-anytime solution is to do it the French way. It’ll give him a whiff of your perfume and the chance to get close enough without full-on touching.One man said his date pulled out a questionnaire over dinner and began to ask him personal questions.Another shared that her date texted her from his car, letting her know he had arrived and was ready for her to come outside.Stimulating conversation, a sense of humor and inherent intellect are now expected from the modern woman.Although there is still a bias that’s skewed in the man’s favor, there’s no denying that women are playing a more important role in the dating scene.
Even the most feminist of women will undoubtedly appreciate this, no matter how hard she tries to deny it.In this fast moving world that walks the tightrope of gender equality, what are the rules when it comes to dating etiquette?More specifically, what are the rules for modern women?You may not know if your date is a baller or not, but even if you do, don’t take advantage of the situation when ordering.Keep it simple and don’t order the most expensive thing on the menu.Cover up the naughty bits, but do not hesitate to show off your assets.Wearing a tight sweater with a little bit of cleavage or donning a skirt that shows off your legs is fine, but don’t wear anything that suggests you could be heading out clubbing right after. We are all familiar with the saying, “It’s okay to be fashionably late,” but really, it’s not.I recently posted a question on my Protocol School of Texas Facebook page, asking readers about their number one dating deal breaker.Both men and women shared dating experiences from the comical to the downright rude on both my page and by email. , in his "Psych Central" article "Men Clueless of Dating Etiquette." People do not conform to socially imposed gender roles to the extent they have in the past, for instance, and social media has greatly expanded the horizons for those searching for romance.