|Do's and Don't's of courtship
rules of courtship change, and as with everything in life, different rules
apply for different personalities. Here is a rough and ready primer that
takes you through a few do's and don't' s (they are both for him and her.
- Tell him
you adore his muscles
your eyes in disgust whenever the subject of your ex-boyfriend comes
to compliment his mother on her culinary skills
- Pay attention
to his little sister's hobbies and heartbreaks
to pay occasionally on a date if you're both earning comparable salaries.
If you insist on going dutch all the time, more power to you.
his taste in clothes/food/décor/music/art. Whatever applies.
- Tell him
you love him. Often.
- Tell her
she looks beautiful
from making hooting noises when a bombshell walks past the two of you.
- Hold her
hand at the most schmaltzy moment in a romantic film.
even sing along to `your song'.
all comparisons with your ex's.
- Burn your
- Be a gentleman.
Pick her up and drop her to her home on a date. Open the door for her.
Guide her through crowds. It is always appreciated.
- Call after
a wonderful evening and tell her it was wonderful.
- Call when
you say you will call.
- Send her
let him ever see you with your green cucumber face mask
Pee with the door open
discuss your menstrual cycle
try to make him jealous by flirting with the stud at the bar
refer to his mother as that woman
forget the deodorant
buy him gifts that are too expensive until you are exclusively a couple.
belch, fart, nosepick or do any unmentionable scratching in front of
rush to grab a seat in the theatre before she does.
order for her from the menu
expect to be forgiven for everything.
forget any anniversary/birthday or momentous occasion
fail to comment on a change of hairstyle or a new outfit
forget the names of her best friends/siblings/great aunt/ godmother
expect her to sink into your bed just because you paid for the dinner
and the disc
buy her personal gifts like lingerie or clothes until you are sure of
her tastes. Or until you know her sizes right.
buy utility items as gifts. A toaster is not romantic. Nor is a handblender.