Use common sense when dating and think twice before allowing yourself a romantic encounter on a whim.Schneider suggests waiting for sexual encounters for as long as possible, and only after you're in a committed relationship. "It's not just pregnancy; technology has gotten to the point to where nothing is private.You might wind up being recorded and having your sexual behavior put on You Tube." Schneider discourages sex without a commitment."Don't make booty calls, and don't do one night stands," she says.If following rules while playing the dating game seems stifling to you, instead consider the rules to be a protective measure."Dating can be very emotional," says Sherrie Schneider, co-author of The Rules series of dating advice books.
"Women can operate with their heart instead of their head." Following dating rules help you set and maintain your own standards and make sure you don't allow your emotions to overrule your common sense.
Gender roles aren't what they used to be, but that doesn't mean that men don't still love the thrill of the hunt. Don't friend him on Facebook, don't text him first and don't initiate anything.