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I’m An Independent And Modern Woman, But I’ll Always Appreciate These 10 Old-Fashioned Dating Habits

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I’m a modern, independent, and confident woman that knows how to take care of herself. And when it comes to love, I know what qualities my partner needs to possess and how I deserve to be treated in a relationship.

I love men that openly and proudly show their emotions. But, most of all, I respect people that aren’t afraid to step out of their comfort zone and go the extra mile for the person they love.

And I know. We live in a modern-dating society of the 21st century in which to most people, chivalry is only an abstract term and romance is slowly dying.

But, I also know that this will never prevent me from respecting the real values.

Here are 10 old-fashioned dating habits I will always appreciate:

1. Asking her out on a date.

Guys, if you really want to go out on a date with the girl you like, ask her directly. Do not beat around the bush and wait for her to guess what you have on your mind. Being open about your feelings and intentions keeps you from ending up friendzoned.

2. Holding a door opened for her.

It may seem like a small and unimportant gesture, but it’s, in fact, one that every lady out there appreciates. Taking your time to open a door for her shows her that you are a real kind gentleman.

3. Surprising her with a small gift or flowers.

It is really not the bouquet or the gift that’s important, but the thought that you made an effort to do something meaningful for the one you love.

4. Being honest about your intentions.

Just because having an open conversation with your partner about where your relationship is headed can be a little weird, especially if you’re in the beginning stages, it doesn’t mean that you should avoid it.

Being clear about your intentions is essential. The woman you’re in a relationship with deserves to know whether you consider her as a temporary fling or you’re truly in love with her.

5. Dressing up nicely for a date.

It’s not like you’re supposed to wear a specific type of clothes for a date, but, please, make sure you put some effort into your looks. Make sure you look neat and elegant. Because clothing style speaks volumes about you.

6. Putting your phone away.

When on a date, scrolling through your Facebook newsfeed or counting how many likes your recently posted selfie on Instagram has got will certainly not show your date that you like her.

So, if you want her to know that you’re truly interested in her, put your phone away and be there with each other.

7. Walking her home.

When you walk her home, not only do you make sure she is safe on her way home, but you also show her that you genuinely care about her. You also show that you want to spend more time with her, even if that means that you have to rearrange your schedule or stay out late.

8. Always being on time.

It’s highly disrespectful and rude to be late on a date. It kind of sends the message that you’re not really interested in your date. So, to prevent this, make sure you arrive on your appointed place 5-10 minutes earlier.

9. Going dancing to loud music.

Perhaps you won’t agree with me, but there is something about these modern-day clubs that makes me sick. The thing DJs play doesn’t even deserve to be called MUSIC. It’s just noise.

Fortunately, you can still find some rare places where you can really have some fun. Places where you and your date can dance to real music like no one is watching you.

10. Not assuming that you and the girl you like will be physically intimate on the first date.

… or on the second date. When it comes to such expectations, the only thing I can say is that they sicken me. In fact, I believe that any self-respecting lady out there despises this as well.