Stalking their social media.
It’s very tempting to scroll all the way to 2007 on his Facebook page and go down the rabbit hole of all his tagged photos and friends on Instagram, all to “find out more” about the person you’re going out with… but maybe, just maybe, don’t? The point of dating is to get to know each other, stalking on social media takes the fun out of it. Stalking also tends to open the “crazy” door, and you really don’t want to go there.
Pretending you’re someone you’re not.
We all try to impress the person we’re going out with… especially at the beginning, this sometimes includes pretending to like things we really don’t care about. Don’t pretend to be something you’re not. If you don’t like football, just say it. If you don’t like sushi, just say it. No need to pretend!
Super High Expectations.
Life is NOT ‘The Notebook’, so set the romantic comedy expectations to the side and be more realistic. This does not mean lowering your standards and compromising your values, but it does mean taking off the Hollywood glasses and looking at reality.
Picking a fight to see if he or she cares.
If you want to know if your partner cares about you, do not provoke a fight just to see what happens. Affection can be seen through his or her actions, no fights necessary.