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Dating Rules for Women: 5 Top Tips

Updated on February 6, 2014
Dating rules for women
Dating rules for women

There are women who have been dating for some time, or there are others who are completely new to dating and essentially want to brush off the dating cobwebs! No matter what your circumstances are, we have 6 tips of dating rules for women to help you in your dating journey.

Tip #1 Work on Your Own Self Esteem

Although this sounds very cliché and you’ve probably heard it time and time again, you have to love yourself before you can love anyone else. You cannot underestimate the impact on your dating game if you do not have self-confidence and have a strong sense of self. This is ensuring that you know who you are and have a rich life whether that be with family, friends, work, hobbies even before any man comes along. It is hugely important that you have your own life before “Mr Right” comes into your life. Having a fulfilling life creates a sense of satisfaction and happiness within yourself and it also makes you a much more interesting, well-balanced person.

Tip #2 Limit Your Physical Intimacy

This is another one of the very important dating rules for women that you should not ignore and it is one in which many fall into the trap of. As hard as it may be to resist sometime, you may want to limit your physical intimacy with your man. Once a woman commits to sleeping with a man, they are significantly more emotionally attached and naturally the relationship (to the woman) becomes an intimate relationship. Before you even get to this stage, you want to have earned his respect. In an ironic way, the nature of a man is that they are attracted to a woman who is "hard to get". If you don’t want a purely sexual relationship, hold off until you know that you have a mutual respect for one another.

Tip #3 Keep the Baggage at Home

Everyone has baggage of some sort or emotional issues. This is completely normal. Life’s not fair –get over it! Most people have been hurt in their past from previous relationships that they still feel emotional about. You just need to ensure that while you’re dating to not completely download all of your emotional baggage and especially do NOT talk about your ex –no matter what. Not unless you want to completely kill your date. Choose conversational safe topics –no matter how much you may be tempted to bring up some negatives of the past. If you think that you may be tempted to let things slip, plan some dating questions that you can have up your sleeve to ensure you can keep the conversation going safely.

Remember the law of attraction. People like to be around positive people. If you’re feeling down and negative, that is what you are going to attract. Contrary to this, if you are a positive and outgoing person, that is exactly who you are going to attract. No one likes to be around negative people and as you can imagine it would be hugely off putting while on a date so try to definitely steer clear of going down this path.

Tip #4 Show your Willingness to Pay For Dinner

Some women do not agree with this rule and prefer the more traditional way, however the dating world and the traditional male/female roles are changing which means that in today’s day and age it may be a great tip for women who want to get success in their dating life. In most cases, men are expected to pay for the dinner. However, there are some cases that you may pay for your meals. It is okay for a woman to show her willingness to pay for dinner. Men do enjoy independent women and there will be plenty of times ahead where he can spoil you, if you both hit it off.

Tip #5 Keep the Conversation Going

This is our fifth and final dating rule for women that you should do. Don't be afraid that there will be awkward pauses in the conversation –especially if you are getting back into dating, or are feeling so nervous about the date. Ask questions and be interested in him. People love to talk about themselves and he will love that you find him so interesting. This also gives you the opportunity to get to know him better. Don't interrogate him and make him feel uncomfortable -just ask easy-going questions keeping the topics light.

Dating can be stressful but make sure that you don’t take yourself too seriously. Stay confident and stay true to yourself –and don’t forget to laugh! Unless it is purely sex and a physical relationship you are after don't dress overtly sexy. If you do however want him to take you a little more seriously then dress attractively, but with style.

If you want to build a good relationship with your date, you may want to consider these dating rules for women. Dating is the perfect time for you and your partner to learn a lot about each other. At the end of your dates, you may have just captured his heart. Enjoy yourself and make sure that you always have fun!

If you want any more dating advice you may want to know once you've found a man, how you get him to commit

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