Dating 101 for dummies

When it comes to romance, some people seem to have all the right moves, while others are more romantically challenged. Communication is Key The #1 rule when it comes to romance is this: listen!

If you happen to fall into the latter category, don’t worry. The following are 10 simple suggestions to help kick-start your R. By listening to — and paying attention to — your sweetie’s wants, needs, and desires, you’ll gain a better understanding of what rocks your love’s world.

When I hear about a girl's man, I'm assuming we probably shouldn't be on that date period.

If she literally can't keep his name out of her mouth for a couple of hours, it makes me feel like she's clearly not over past issues.

Many of us have ended up feeling awful as a result of a college relationship, but never feel afraid to confide, get guidance, and treat yo'self!

Okay, so I don’t mean to offend my lovely male readers, of whom I have quite a lot, so just know that you are all the exception to the dummy rule.

Examples of gallant gestures that’ll clue your cutie in to the fact that you’re a romance rock star include such simple acts as regularly setting aside time during the day to talk on the phone, not bringing your Black Berry on your next date, and paying special attention to your date’s needs when you do spend time together.

Sometimes horror stories about them can make for fun discussion, but don't ever bring your ex into the conversation if it's not called for.

The point of flirting with your date is interest; that’s why it’s so alluring.

Here are some flirting do’s and don’ts: These days, you’re almost as likely to meet a potential date online as in person.

Whether it's someone you're meeting online or it's someone your friends know, aim to drop the things you know about them and start fresh.

Don't ask your friends to tell you everything they can because you can end up with a tainted view of what to expect.