The worst part of modern dating is all of the rules people are trying to shove down your throat. From books to columns to podcasts to unsolicited advice from friends and family — do this, do that, say this, don’t say that, don’t do this, don’t do that — everybody wants to give you their two cents and more. The way I see it, dating advice is like a personal hangover cure. Everyone swears by what works for them but it doesn’t necessarily mean it will work for you.
My first guideline to dating? Fuck the rules. Throw out everything you’ve heard or read. Love is a battlefield, and when it comes to war, there are no rules.