my mamasita sent me this article... pretty interesting. it lists 7 dating rules and why it's ok to go against them. hmm. clickity click the link for the full article, otherwise here's my take on the seven... and whether or not i've broken them:
Rule #1: Never date a co-worker
I have not broken this one. Nor do I plan to. First, I work in a small office. Second, I have enough free time outside of work to meet people. Third, wait a second...my office is mostly male...what am i waiting for?!
Rule #2: Always wait for the third (or fourth... or fifth) date to have sex
I can't respond to this! My parents read this blog! But ok...this is a silly rule and obviously outdated. You can't put a time on sex. or love. or any emotions really. come on now.
Rule #3: Rebound relationships never last
This isn't really a rule. It's just a statement. But whatever. I recently went from a serious relationship right into another. It didn't last. but i don't blame the rebound-ness of it. Bottom line, timing is everything. and i agree that sometimes rebounds are perfect timing. and i believe they can last with the right person.
Rule #4: Never date a friend’s ex
I dont really have to worry about that because all my friends here are men. But my ladies back in Oregon...I wouldn't date their exes as much as I would use their bodies. hahaha. to sum up: I have not broken this rule.
Rule #5: Only date one person at a time
Broken this rule. Breaking it right now. dating is different than a relationship. it's not like having 2 boyfriends at once, because that's just whoreish. obv!
Rule #6: Wait for your date to say “I love you” first
Broken this rule.
My first real relationship I said it first. I would never change that. The second time, he said it first and it felt fantastic. :) I'm a firm believer in the "if you feel it, say it" mentality. if you've met me, you probably know this. its my favorite quality of mine.
Rule #7: Couples who are in love spend all their free time together
ooh screw this rule. broken! break it! you are not supposed to spend all your time with someone....you're supposed be individuals. or the relationship will be forever mediocre and waste of both your times.