Some things never change, such as these five dating rules.
A first meeting in the hipster burger shop around the corner may sound cool and unusual. But it is not. Reserve a table in an expensive restaurant. One with tablecloths, cloth napkins and candles. (Read also: So your date goes through (or under) the ceiling)
You don’t have to show up in tails, but the bare minimum is smart casual (a really good shirt plus your best pants or a suit with a T-shirt). Add to that – this is non-negotiable! – Your finest pair of shoes. (Worth reading: How to improve your charisma)
100 red roses are too much of a good thing, but a little attention is always well received. However, it should match the personality of your date. A small individual gift also proves that you are an attentive listener (or Instagram stalker). (Also interesting: gift ideas for Valentine’s Day)
The way home
Bringing the date home is a nice touch. Important: say goodbye in front of the door without hoping for an invitation “upstairs”. Just go. If you want to stop you, you will notice it, don’t worry. (Also read: What heterosexuals can learn about sex from gays)
The next day
Don’t text. Call your date and thank you for the great evening. Write WhatsApp enough once you’re married. (Worth reading: With these 25 questions you really get to know your date)