Rules For Dating in 2016 Over the years, the rules of the dating game have changed. When you can call, how to dress, how to act, how to eat, what to say. Trying to follow all of those rules is nearly impossible. That’s why we looked at all the different rules people believe in, and came up with the top 5 most important. These are the new dating rules for 2016: Stay true to yourself It is always the most important thing to be unapologetically yourself. If someone doesn’t like you for who you are and the way you act, then they aren’t the person that you want to be with. By being genuine and staying true to yourself, you are ensuring that you will find someone who knows all of your flaws and quirks, but chooses to be with you anyways. Hopefully, you set the stage for them to be true to themselves too. Be open and honest This relates to not only being honest about who you are and what you think, but about how you feel. Being honest allows an environment for trust and open communication, which are the foundations of a strong relationship. Practice being honest with your partner about what you want and how you feel and create an environment in which they can do the same. Be smart There are a lot of people out there who don’t have good intentions. Know your intentions about a date or a relationship going into it and make sure that you both are upfront about it. It’s always good to be prepared for the worst case scenario, because, even though there are a lot of decent and genuine people out there, it is important to be smart when planning to meet up with someone that you meet online. Don’t get so caught up in the game that you lose out Online dating is fun! There are so many people, and it is so easy to filter through profile after profile looking for that person who meets every single one of your specifications. However, there are a lot of really great people out there that you could miss out on if you get caught up in looking for the perfect person. Don’t get so caught up in looking for “The One” that you miss out on a great match. It is easy to lose track of your goals and intentions when you accidentally subscribe to the belief that the perfect person is out there. The “perfect person” might not look like everything you ever thought they would be. Be considerate If you decide you’re not interested, just tell them that you aren’t. Maybe you could provide them with some kind feedback as to why before you move on. The worst thing you could do to someone who you lose interest in is to simply stop talking to them. This leads to a lot of insecurity and confusion for them, and a lack of closure on both of your parts. Be the sort of person that you want to end up with and you will be sure to have some luck this year with the dating game.