Double dating etiquette

Yes, this Hallmark-approved day is meant to celebrate love and romance, but it’s really an occasion meant for a night out on the town.So, you’ve likely gone through the effort of planning a spectacular evening for two in an attempt to show the one you love just how much you care.Otherwise, if you can’t get away from him fast enough, shake his hand, thank him for dinner and leave it at that. Out of curiosity, what’s the worst date you’ve ever been on?

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Use your best table manners throughout the meal (I’ll do a blog on restaurant dining etiquette soon! And absolutely, positively do look at your cellphone. Most importantly, never be critical in conversation or bad mouth anyone. If your date orders an appetizer or starter salad, follow suit and order something to start with as well.

That way, you will be eating at the same time and can avoid the awkward “Do I dig in?

Even if your date is keeping your final location a surprise, you don’t want to be severely over- or underdressed this Valentine’s Day.

Ask a few questions about where you’ll be going and dress accordingly.

Needless to say, for most, “the goodbye” is the most puzzling part of the entire date.

By the end you should have a pretty good idea whether or not there will be another date.

If you’re hoping to rendezvous again, give him a warm hug, thank him for dinner and imply that you’d love to do it again soon.

Save your kisses for date #2 (unless he is a cheek kisser).

An activity like going rock climbing, spending the night at a comedy club, or trying out a new sushi place may sound like a lot of fun to you, but not everyone enjoys these things.

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