OK, so now that I am a married old fart with nothing else to do with the rules I came up with when I was dating, I figured I would pass them on here, and encourage others to do so as well. I see way to many relationship threads, so hopefully this helps. If not, at least it gets a couple of laughs. So let's start out with a simple dating rule I use to have in my 20's when I met a girl I liked and knew it would take multiple dates to score and I needed to save money since I was broke. 1- If I met the girl at a bar, date #1 has to be coffee. Reason: - Can I talk to her sober. Drunk Ed is always more fun and charming then sober Ed. Also, is she interesting? - A cup of coffee is a 10 minute commitment all together, you don't like her, well you have a meeting or somewhere where you have to be. Boom your gone. - Being a gentleman and paying is only $10 in total, even at Starbucks. Worth the investment. Plus date 1 is out of the way. 2- Date #2 is always a drink after work: Reason: - A drink can turn into multiple drinks if your having fun. At which point, you can decide, do I like this girl for more then tonight, or do I like her for a couple of nights. If it is just for tonight, a bunch of drinks and no dinner can easily lead to a one night stand. - If you do hit it off, you can always say, you wanna grab a slice of pizza after this. This is something informal and cheap. Also, shows a laid back side. - If you have nothing to talk about after a drink or so, you can bail. - All in all, in worst case, you spend $20 on drinks. Best case, you get laid. 3- Date #3, the dinner date. (the closer date) Reason: - At this point you already spent a couple of hours or more with her. You most likely spoke on the phone. If you didn't sleep with her, and did couple of cups of coffee, some drinks and some pizza, your total investment was like $50. This is where you show her what's up. - You know you can talk to her, and you know you can have fun. - Dress nice, and let her know your going to a nice restaurant so she dresses up. Get a bottle of wine as a starter. Finish one glass before she finishes two glasses, then order a second bottle. - If you play your cards right, you spend like $200 on dinner and end up back at her place. - This is the most important rule. Date 3 sex has nothing to do with you. It is all about her. Make her toes curl. A moral to live by is, "once you make her toes curl, she will come back for more, no matter what". Laying pipe correctly the first time is the key to any plumbing job. Ask any plumber you know. 4- If you succeeded with steps on part 3, you can basically turn this girl into a relationship or a booty call. All said and done, roughly $250 and you got yourself a booty call or the start of a relationship. Stay tuned for my next chapter on why you want to go on dates with a girl who works at a shitty job. The true way to get laid with no issues. Hope you enjoyed the read.