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?
At most, it is a reliable source of advice for women who want to improve their chances with the opposite sex.
For the sake of this discussion, by "breakup" I mean everything from ending a long-term relationship all the way down to going quiet after a couple dates or even just an initial communication.
Once a breakup has taken place, it is irreparable by nothing other than time, distance and new experiences, the same way a broken bone can only be healed by time, rest and a cast.
I’ve broken up with a fairly large number of girls, and the girls that respond to the news correctly I have a huge amount of respect for – to the point that I sometimes question whether or not I should have let them go.
In one case I slept with a girl and even hung out with her a few times before I decided I didn’t want to continue seeing her. Within a few weeks I got a text: “Headed to pacific beach, Wanna join? The next day, I got this: “I’m in your neck of the woods .” Again, I read and acknowledged it (with a heavy dose of apathy), but did not respond.
Then, again, over a month later: “Driving through your neighborhood and thought of you.
If a man decides to break up with a girl, or that it isn’t worth his time to get back in touch after a date or exchange of numbers, that is his decision.
He needs to live with that, however easy or difficult the decision was for him to make. Men should be given one chance, and one chance only.
Despite all the changes that we’ve seen in the world, one thing remains firm and steadfast: men absolutely have to practice chivalry for a date to go smoothly.