But such shenanigans are now considered passé, given how we’re all constantly looking at our smartphones.
Technology and new ideas about sex and gender have dramatically changed the laws of love, from who pays for dinner to how long to wait to call after a date.
“It’s sort of like the Wild West out there,” says Alex Manley, dating and sex editor at Ask
Just don’t overdo it, and remember that humor and tone don’t always come through in a text.
“[Texting] is a great way to flirt, maybe give them a taste of who you are,” says dating coach Chrisler.
“If there’s not an immediate spark, you’re wasting both of your time,” says Manley.
The advice used to be to avoid talk of politics and former relationships on early dates, but now many favor putting it all out there from the beginning.
Whether it's your family, your friends, or even your smartphone apps, there's always someone or something counting down the days until baby is "due." But what happens when your due dates comes and goes?
That's when you enter the unknown world of the "Waiting Game." In this world, everyday is like Groundhog Day, where you wake up expecting something eventful to happen, only to find that you're still pregnant. Every day, you receive phone calls, text messages, Facebook wall posts and tweets asking if that baby has come out yet.
Slowly, but surely, you feel your hormones raging as your sanity starts to wane. Well, I'm trying to figure that out myself—I'm 40 weeks and 3 days pregnant. I've been attempting to walk this baby out of me as much as possible.
As each minute passes, I discover a new way to keep my sanity and wait patiently for baby to come out to say, "Hello, world! Luckily for me, it's been at least 76 degrees outside near the beach in Southern California. I consider it getting my mind off of the fact that I'm still pregnant. Those text messages and phone calls were starting to drive me insane!