Teen Dating Tips
~Stay True To You and Have Fun~
Teen dating tips are quite useful when you are entering into
dating arena. Being a teenager is a fun and exciting time of life.
It is a time when you are discovering who you are and what
Dating can be a fun and great time for you as a teenager. The
first teen dating tip is the most important. It is totally possible to
maintain good standards while having a good time.
In fact, you will have more fun when you do. The easiest way to do this
is look for and date people who have the same high standards as you do.
The bad boy or girl may look intriguing, however the fun wears off
when you are dating, especially as a teenager. Always remember your
'pleases' and 'thank yous' with the person you are out with. There is
nothing more annoying than an ungrateful date. The second teen dating
tip is to remember the golden rule: treat others like you want to be
All of this aside, the following are some more
great teen dating tips. Hopefully most of these will already be second
nature, but if they are not it is a good time to start working on them.
Before The Date
the Person Out~ When you have found someone that you would like to go
out with, practice asking them out (especially if you are nervous).
When you have it mastered, just
. You don't have to come up with a fancy shmancy way
to ask. A simple, "Do you want to go out on Friday?" is totally okay.
It is NOT good dating etiquette to show up in their driveway, call them
on their cell phone and ask them out right then. Parents do not like
~Get a Group Together~ It
is so much more fun to go out in a group,
especially when you are just getting into the dating mix. A bunch of
people can come up with so much more to do and talk about. It will also
help with the nerves of the date.
~Take a Shower~ Truly... clean
up and look nice
for the person you have asked out or that has asked you out. Grooming
is a good habit anyway, but take it to the next level for your date.
no one wants to go out with someone that just got done with team
practice and smells like it.
cologne and perfume do not cover up the smell of sweat....
Where You Are Going and What You Are Doing~ This is good teen dating
tip manners. You will be able to let the other person know what to
expect. Also, they should know what kind of clothing and dress to pick
out. Most importantly, when your date's parents ask what
you are doing, you will be able to give them a good answer. Very
date's parents will know when you are not telling the truth...
~Picking Up Your Date~ Go
up to the door to pick up your date.
I don't care how scared you are to meet your date's
you need to do it! Man up! My father was a very scary man to boys who
came to pick me up. Most of them left the house shaking. Yet, the ones
who manned up and did it earned not only my respect, but his. The ones
who didn't were quite simply not good enough.
Honking your horn for your date shows fear and a lack of respect. DON"T
~Be Yourself~ The reason why your date said yes to you is because of you
If you pretend to be someone else it will only get harder, especially
if you spend more time with that person. Really, trying to be someone
other than you is just a big fat lie you have to keep up...how
: It is
so much more fun being the nerd you really are inside.
it or not, you will have to talk to your date.
It is a good idea to have a list of things in mind that are interesting
about that person that you want to know more about. Ask questions and
then listen to what they say. Answer questions you are asked. This is
sit and talk about yourself the entire night... boring.
the Electronics Away~ You are out with someone to have fun with, talk
to and have adventures. It is impossible to do any of this if your ear
buds are in, attached to your text conversation or chatting with your
friends on the phone. Unplug
for the night.
~Respect Curfew~ Nothing
good happens after curfew.
Your date's parents have a very good reason they want their son or
daughter home by a certain time. Even if you don't understand it,
respect it. Chances are, if you do, you will be allowed to see your
in the driveway 'chatting' in the car is not respecting curfew. Your
date needs to be in the house for it to count.
Yourself~ Unfortunately there are times when your date is not very
respectful of who you are and your standards. If this ever occurs, it
is important that you remember: IT
IS OKAY TO SAY NO AND MEAN IT
Stand up for yourself. Get out of the car. Walk away, get somewhere
safe, and call someone. No one is worth giving up who you are inside.
~The Doorstep~ The final teen dating tip comes at the end of
the date. Remember curfew? Walk
your date to the doorstep.
This does not mean that you have to kiss them, it just means that you
want to see them safely inside. Let your date know you had a good time
(if you really did). Only tell them you are going to call them if it is
the truth. Otherwise your date will be agonizing and staring at the
phone for the next few days. Give their parents a break and be honest
about calling this person.
Hopefully these teen dating tips will
give you an idea of what to do when you are out with someone. My mom
always used to say to me, "Remember who you are, use your manners and
have fun." She knew what she was talking about. Enjoy!