1. Thou shalt not rush into sex
There isn’t a universal right time to become intimate with a new partner, however, if you have sex before your date has had a chance to get to know you, then you risk being placed in the “fling” category and lose interest. Your partner has to invest and appreciate your other qualities beyond the physical for him/her to want to make you his/her girlfriend/boyfriend. So don’t be afraid to take your time and make him/her wait until it feels right for you; the “three date rule” is a myth!
2. Thou shalt not open up too fast
Likewise, it isn’t smart to rush in and tell your partner all of your sad childhood stories. Although it’s natural to want to speed up the bonding process, you have to pace the amount of information you share. You don’t want to scare him/her off with too much information.
3. Thou shalt not call/text/e-mail too much
While it’s true that we live in an age of over-sharing, you’ll just have to trust us on this one and play it cool. People typically enjoy playing the role of the chaser, not the chasee, so constantly calling them can have the reverse effect of making them less interested, not more. So put down that phone, slowly back away from the computer, and let them sweat it out.
4. Thou shalt not spy on him/her
It may be tempting to take a quick peak at his/her iPhone, but there’s no faster way to inflame trust issues than to snoop.
5. Thou shalt not fake orgasms
In the long run, ladies, you are actually doing both of yourselves a huge disservice by allowing him to think that his moves are pleasing you when they really aren’t.
6. Thou shalt not expect him/her to change
People do not change very much as they get older. So if there are numerous things about your partner that you can’t stand, then it might be wiser to just change to a different person.
7. Thou shalt not neglect yourself
While it’s important to nurture a budding relationship, sacrificing all of your energy and time to it and ignoring your own needs is a huge mistake. Whether you’re in a relationship or not, you should always love and take care of yourself first.
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