We millennials are a little offbeat when it comes to dating. Sometimes we don't even call it that--it's more like we're just "talking" or it's just "a thing." Here are seven surefire rules to date by when you're young, Black and it's "complicated."
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Shoot Your Shot…Respectfully
It’s what the kids call “making the first move.” Whether you slide in the DMs or meet me out and about, be polite and memorable. You don’t want to be that guy I talk about on Twitter.
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Understand We are on a Two-Way Street
Be supportive and accept that it’s a partnership not a dictatorship, boo.
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Teach Me Something New
I don’t know not a thing about cars or baseball or video games so teach me. But if you take me on a Pokemon Go adventure as a “date,” trust me when I say it’s over.
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Movie Dates are a Thing
This isn’t code for Netflix and chill. I actually want to watch a movie—perhaps even go to a movie. Splurge on a ticket…I’m worth it.
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Say "No" to Some Traditional Dating Rules
Sure I would like for you to be chivalrous and all that good stuff but just know I’ll always come prepared to pay. I have no expectations of you always picking up the tab.
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Shut Your Mouth Sometimes
Just listen. My words will do you some good.
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Don’t Be "That" Guy
You know which one, that “I’m talking to 8 women for 7 days of the week but I didn’t tell you upfront guy." Don’t. Do. It. Speak your truth and stand in it. If you want something casual, let's have a conversation about but if you're looking for something serious, let's talk about that too.
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