It’s not all about the money...but it helps
There is no way I will ever again date a guy who does not have (a) a job and (b) his own money. I’m not expecting a guy to pay for me, but I think it’s more than acceptable for him to at least go to work and be self-sufficient. If we want to eat out or go to the theatre or cinema or on random weekends away then let’s go halves. I’m not paying for you and I don’t expect you to pay for me either.
Babies I do not do. Sorry not sorry but my days of nappy changes and no sleep are nicely over. If you want a baby, look elsewhere. I’ve got my two children to the one I married and I do not under any circumstances want anymore.
Also, if you do have a child under five and expect me to step in as its new mother then it’s a no. That’s your job, not mine. You won’t see me faffing about on the school run ever again.
I don’t do 24/7 relationships. Have your own life outside me. Have your own interests and your own friends. I’ve done the 24/7 thing and it is not healthy. Sorry, can I go to the shop without you bothering me? Am I allowed to go out and see my friends? Can I even go to the bathroom without you following me about? No thanks.
Please have your own teeth or at least clean them twice a day. Yellow teeth and bad breath are not acceptable. It's about self respect if nothing else and we know what Rocky Balboa says about that.
Let's aim for this....
No gym twittering please. I don’t do gyms as (a) I’m not interested and (b) I’m not interested. That’s my choice. If you want to go to the gym or do any kind of fitness then off you pop but don’t encourage me to join you.
Don’t go changing to try and please me
I won’t change for you so don’t change for me. If we’re not compatible, then we move on. #Next.
The Single Married Man
As per my last blog if you aren’t 100% single then jog on. I don’t date married men or men who are remotely attached to another woman. I also don’t want baggage from a previous relationship following me around. If you’re not over your ex then text me when you are.
Let’s talk about Sex
Or let’s not please. Any inappropriate or sexual innuendos on the first few dates and I’ll be out the door quicker than I came in. This also applies to sending pictures of you naked over Whatsapp or any other app for that matter. Can you keep that to the bedroom please… if we ever get that far.
Don’t be something you’re not
I hate it when guys try to sell themselves and pretend they are something they’re not to impress. I’m not impressed by this at all. The main reason is because if you pretend you are something else it always comes out that you are not that person. An illustration of this is saying to somebody, for example, ‘I’m an artist,’ then finding out later the only thing they’ve painted is a colour by numbers. So, you’re clearly not an artist. Just be honest.
So there it is. The Defined Dating Rules 2018. My own thoughts and my own experience.