One for the ladies, from Cosmo. Yet another article that makes me glad I've been out of the dating pool since 1985.
By Holly Eagleston (for Cosmopolitan.com)
Sure, every guy is different, but when you've gone out with enough of them (and, ahem, we have) you start to see some patterns. Here, Cosmo's incontrovertible dating dictums.
You'll regret that "Just wanted to make sure you got my last message" follow-up to an e-mail, text, or voicemail.
If you don't feel comfortable having a conversation with a guy about sex — especially condoms — you shouldn't be getting busy with him.
If a man breaks up with you out of the blue, the out-of-the-blue part is really only on your end.
Just as it's best to wait to drop the L-bomb until your man does, let a guy change his Facebook status to "in a relationship" before you do.
No woman in a healthy long-term relationship has ever said, "Gee, I really wish I'd slept with my man sooner."
Keeping a change of clothes at work in case of an emergency walk of shame isn't optimistic behavior...it's career-savvy.
When a guy repeatedly refers to his exes as "crazy," "psycho," or "sluts," he will use those same words against you one day.
If a relationship feels like too much work after the first month, it'll be ten times harder a year from now.
A guy who rates you or other girls as a number from 1 to 10 is a loser, even if he gives you a 10. You're a woman, not county fair livestock.
A guy who talks about how skilled he is in the sack is like a man who brags about his money. Either way, he ain't got it. The kind of man you want to be with knows that actions speak louder than words.
Do you agree with these? Got any to add?