Expectation Vs. Reality: Common Dating Myths Busted!
There are a lot of us right now who haven't really been on dates as such. So, when it comes to going out on the first date, people have billions of expectations about a ‘romantic' night that you're going to cherish all your life, courtesy Bollywood. So here I am, back to clear out those misconceptions that have built up in your head. Here are a few common dating myths I'm busting for all you fellow Earthlings.
Bars Are The Best Place To Meet
It is said that bars, clubs and lounges are the best bet when you're meeting a potential partner for the first time. But being the alcohol lover you are, you may tend to go overboard with the drinks and once you sober up, you're left thinking if she really liked you or you just bored her to death by telling her how your ex's teeth turned you on. My point is, limit the booze to a maximum of one drink. Just one.
Turning Up Late Is Fashionable
One of the most common dating myths is that you should show up 10-15 minutes late, so that you end up giving a cool, laid-back attitude. This does not make any sense because you're leaving your date wondering if they're stood up or something. If it's a place where they haven't been before, the insecurity is even greater. Basically, just be on time so that it genuinely comes across as you value your time together with them.
The Guy Should Always Pay
This is one of those dating myths that have been fueled by gender stereotypes. People consider it as ‘chivalry', when they don't even know that chivalry is basically a collection of warfare etiquette, in which just one etiquette is about respecting women. I mean, come on. We're in the 21st century, man. Split the bill.
You Shouldn't Have Sex On The First Date
People have made a very big issue out of this myth. Whether you want to have sex or not completely depends on your values, thought process and whether you are sexually attracted to your date. If you are, you can go through with it by all means. If you're not, just don't. Don't complicate something as basic as sexual intercourse.
The First Sexual Encounter
This one's for all the people who haven't experienced sex. Movies must've already corrupted your brains about how the so-called ‘first time' is. It's seriously not that big a deal. Even if you light candles and play soft music, there's a chance that you'd be done even before the singer's auto-tune kicks in. Treat it like a basic human tendency, not like a phenomenal experience straight out of an erotic film.
Don't Think About The Future
Even though people say it's creepy and strange to think about your kids' names on the first date, but statistics say that on the first date, over 51 percent of men and 49 percent of women imagine their future with their dates! So it's completely okay to take a tour to dreamland then!
I hope I've cleared enough ground for all you love-seekers! Stay away from those dating myths now! Keep these facts in mind the next time you're out on a date; and who knows, maybe you'll end up finding the one!