6 A bit of Chivalry.
A little bit of it sprinkled here and there wouldn’t be so bad either. Like perhaps getting my coat for me, or taking out the chair for me, or holding the car door for me when we get in. I can go dutch on the money, but these gestures would be so appreciated.
7 Clarifying intentions straight ahead.
It is also appreciated when you know exactly what you are getting into. You might be on the first date, or we might have been dating for a while, it would still be good to talk about where we are in the relationship and where it is headed.
8 A night to remember.
A little bit of fancy dating too wouldn’t hurt in once a while. Instead of always meeting up at Starbucks, a date at a proper, romantic (perhaps candle lit) restaurant would be so romantic. Mixing things up a bit and having surprises in store is such a good way to show you care.
9 Dating, but not for sex for a change.
Thanks to Tinder and the can’t-wait attitude if our generation, dating has been such a hassle lately. No one expects to actually talk, and there is even lesser chance of them being interested in knowing you better. Taking things slow, and properly analyzing the situation, whether the person is ready to make that move or not is so important. And it would make dating so much easier.
10 Saying the three words only if you believe they’re true.
I love you, as a phrase is perhaps the most overused (without actual feeling of sincerity) in the entirety of English language. Or maybe the second after Sorry. The point is people have become so accustomed to throwing it around like confetti that the real meaning has been lost. Instead, try using it only when you really mean it. And if you really feel like you are in love, then those three words will turn magical indeed.
11 Remembering small details which would make your date happy.
Little things go a long way in making your partner feel happy and special. Pay attention to their quirks, like what they like to order often, what drinks they prefer, what songs they like to sing along to. And then surprising them with these, in the form of a surprise lunch, or picking out their choice of music for a road trip.
And perhaps one of the rarest seen commodity today, punctuality. Being on time is so underappreciated but it does so much in making the experience a good one, as compared to a nightmare. Never make your date wait, and for that even if you have to get ready 20 minutes before the time, well it is worth it all.