Phone call rules dating

As Greg Behrendt and Liz Tuccillo exhort the lovelorn in : "Don't waste the pretty!

To avoid repeating the same mistakes over and over again, first you've got to recognize them.

So here goes: Dating Mistake #1: Approaching Him First.

Quick Fix: You need to start pacing the relationship.

Do : Don't see him more than once or twice a week, don't talk more than ten minutes on the phone, don't open up too fast, or introduce him to your friends before he introduces you to his.

Let a man treat you like a fast food drive-thru (put his order in at the window then pull up to get his grub) and that's how he'll view you.

Fancy restaurants - and fancy girls - require reservations made well in advance. Quick Fix: To make sure you're his "Plan A" girl (not the "Plan B" girl he calls after his first choice turns him down), I recommend setting a firm cut-off limit after which you're "busy" - period.

The most common dating mistakes often spring from underlying issues of self-esteem (think too little of yourself, and you'll settle for less-than-ideal situations - think too much of yourself, and you believe bad behavior is absolved by your sheer fabulousness).

More often, dating doozies result from failure to recognize - or simply accept - the different ways men and women approach relationships.

Having trained with authors, Ellen Fein and Sherrie Schneider, I recommend their "three days in advance" rule - e.g.

he calls by Wednesday night to ask you for Saturday.

Among all the invaluable lessons in authors Ellen Fein and Sherrie Schneider emphasize this point as the most important.

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