Modern Dating Rules: Dos and Don'ts for Relationship Success

 Modern dating requires clarity about your relationship goals. To avoid confusion, tell your potential partner if you want a fling or a long-term relationship.

DO be clear about your intentions

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DON'T ghost

Modern dating's ghosting, or abruptly ending communication with a partner, is cruel. If you're not interested, don't just disappear.

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DO practice active listening

Active listening is essential in any relationship. Active listening requires paying attention and reacting wisely.

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Playing hard to get or causing jealousy is immature and harmful to a relationship. Communicate honestly with your partner.

DON'T play games

Everyone has varied physical intimacy, communication, and personal space boundaries. Respect your partner's boundaries and explain yours to keep the relationship comfortable and respectful.

DO respect boundaries

Social media makes it easy to compare relationships. Every partnership has its own strengths and weaknesses. Instead of comparing your relationship to others, work on making it healthy and enjoyable.

DON'T compare your relationship to others

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DO prioritize communication

Communication is essential to a healthy relationship. Check in with your partner regularly, discuss issues, and try to understand each other.

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DON'T rush things

 Being open about your objectives is vital, but so is taking things at a speed that's comfortable for both sides. Rushing into a relationship can put pressure on it and damage it.

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You can't be a good partner if you don't. Prioritize your physical and mental health, enjoy your hobbies, and create boundaries to protect your well-being.

DO prioritize self-care

Modern dating can urge you to settle with someone who doesn't meet your expectations or treat you with respect and care. Don't be frightened to wait for someone who truly values you.

DON'T settle for less than you deserve