The dating world can be a cruel and fickle place. With all the apps in play, friends setting up friends, and just meeting the old fashioned way, there is always one stress or another while dating. But there's nothing wrong with seeking some advice now and then, and thankfully, the women of Reddit have some helpful tips and insights for men.
These Redditors have thoughts on what men should - and shouldn't - do while dating. Be sure to vote up the ones you think are the most helpful.
From Redditor /u/fuddydudd:
The first time I ever got really frustrated with [my partner], I was terrified to tell him because with all my exes (especially the most recent one), anytime I expressed my feelings it always turned into a huge, giant, knock down drag out fight... Somehow I always ended up being the one apologizing, even though my ex did something that I felt was incredibly hurtful and I wasn't looking forward to that again.
When I expressed my frustration with my S.O., he was very calm and just said, "I love you very much, and while it wasn't my intention to make you upset, that doesn't mean my actions didn't do that anyway. Can you tell me more about what happened?"
It was literally a 10-minute discussion and he was so respectful, while also holding me accountable for making sure I approached him with my frustrations maturely and treated him as an equal partner. It was really sweet and that's how it's been ever since.
From Redditor /u/nomdeplume818:
Don’t act differently to impress me. Don’t just say “cool” to what I say, ask questions... if you can’t be actually interested in me, why are you trying to get with me? Also, if you just say, “Would you like to maybe get coffee with me sometime?” and I like you the answer will be yes - it’s that easy!
From Redditor /u/nyvz:
Be nerdy and tell me about yourself and what you like! I might not be into it, but seeing someone who is really passionate about something is appealing.
From Redditor /u/DorothyZbornakAttack:
I love witty guys. I'm a super shy, anxious person but laughter really makes me feel better. I wish a guy would be bold and make me laugh.