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Updated: March 14, 2012 9:46 AM | By JOSEY MILLER
Bad Dating Advice: 12 Maddening Tips You Should Ignore

Just because someone gives you advice on your dating life doesn’t mean you should listen!

You Don't Need Mr. Right - Mr. Okay Will Do (© Getty Images)
  • You Don't Need Mr. Right - Mr. Okay Will Do (© Getty Images)
  • Cook Chicken and He’ll (Probably) Marry You
  • Never Accept Last-Minute Dates (© Getty)
  • Don't Let Him See You Eat Too Much (© Getty)
  • You Cannot Call for at Least Two Days - It's the Rule! (© Getty)
  • Wait Until the Third Date to Have Sex (© Getty)
  • Ditch Him if He Goes Dutch (© Getty)
  • No Fireworks, No Second Date (© Getty)
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You Don't Need Mr. Right - Mr. Okay Will Do
If you're in your 30s, it's no longer "love is all you need," but rather "a pulse is all you need." At least, that's what Lori Gottlieb seems to suggest in her book Marry Him: The Case for Settling for Mr. Good Enough (buy it on Bing). She asks: "What's the difference between settling and compromising? When it comes to marriage, what can we live with, and what can we live without? How long does it make sense to hold out for someone better - who we may never find, and who may not exist or be available to us even if he did - when we could be happy with the person right in front of us?" But what's wrong with holding out until you find someone who has what you want? "By the time a woman hits her third decade, she has had enough time to get to know herself, what she is looking for and how to identify red flags," says Brenda Della Casa, author of Cinderella Was a Liar: The Real Reason You Can't Find (or Keep) a Prince (buy it on Bing). Don't waste your time on the wrong men - if someone isn't treating you with respect, Della Casa says don't let it get past date three or four.

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Mar 28, 2012 2:27PM
Ignore your first instincts and, don't worry, jumping into bed on the first date won't lead to any unforeseen consequences? Seriously? The rest of the advice seemed basic enough (don't be a doormat, don't be a snob, etc.) but this ruins it for me.
Apr 1, 2012 5:44PM
some of this stuff is so stupid.  like to not know already i mean

some of it i don't agree with like..  the cost should be what you think about most

it looks like you're planning too much if a guy see's you nailing some specific number for cost

maybe it shows maturity in a way but u don't want the person to be sacrificing the meal.  you want the person to be having the best meal they can possibly have for all the right reasons
Mar 28, 2012 10:16PM
Go out with men that are already MARRIED...... BAD advice.....
Mar 28, 2012 8:02PM

what's so great about five o' clock shadow

? a woman might think he's macho but does she really want beard burn?


the outfit in the first pic is not very chic, and doesn't fit--no wonder he's on the phone

Mar 28, 2012 7:58PM
i dont know why they always use big-muscle guys with tattoos in pictures if near intimacy
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