Online dating phone etiquette
But, here's the thing: as online dating changes, so do the rules.
And that means that some rules which were seen as gospel truth are no longer relevant in today's dating environment.
Yes, they're an easy out when you can't think of what to buy, but anyone can purchase a gift card.
Mostly, people receive them from relative strangers as a way to say “Thank You” or “Merry Christmas, Principal Williams.” If you'd give a gift card to your local Schwann Man, you might want to rethink giving one to a significant other, or at least someone you want to show how much you care about.
Dating etiquette can be very useful indeed and we should all abide by it, even the dating rules that rely on old-fashioned stereotypes (such as expecting blokes to make the first move). In these times of increasing equality, this attitude just doesn’t seem fair – to anyone involved!
On the other hand, if you're trying to get out of a relationship, I would highly recommend said purchase. In the novels, it takes people years before they even kiss one another.
In Jane Austen's time, everything was a production (after all, they had a lot of time on their hands). Take relish in the little things and savor everything that goes along the way (whether it be the pain, suffering, or glee of it all).
Don't push things too much; let your story unfold on its own.
Megan Mc Lachlan currently resides in the Pittsburgh area where she freelance writes, drinks coffee, and obsesses over popular culture. As we get older, we stop being told what to do and are forced to make ourselves take action.