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Etiquette is not a word that is used much these days, but what it represents still matters and is looked for in different ways by people. Etiquette refers to behavior and mannerisms that reflect on a person. Etiquette is also about how an individual’s behavior and action affect others.
The mannerisms that are important include being courteous, respectful to others, and behaving in a way so that the public has a perception of you that is positive. Your date needs to be courteous because it affects what others will think. And while you can’t always be concerned about what others think, nor should it rule how you behave, you have to conform to certain norms in society and being courteous is one of them.
Being courteous also makes it pleasant to be around an individual. Plus, if your date isn’t courteous to others, it’s hardly likely he or she will be courteous to you. If being courteous is an issue, then it means there will be disrespect.
Having respect is another attribute that is also important. You must have respect for yourself and for others who deserve such respect, including your date. If you don’t give or get respect from your date, then common sense would say that you shouldn’t be dating.
Having respect during dating means that you won’t engage in offensive behavior or say offensive things because it will definitely ruin the dating experience. Offensive behavior includes such seemingly little things as picking nose, clipping or cleaning nails in public or while out on a date, and spitting in public. Even a habit like scratching ones hair or any part of your body, isn’t looked on positively.
But what is considered offensive can change over time, as well as how one reacts to offensive comments and behavior. When you have been dating for a while and you and your date have gotten to know each other better, you’ll both feel freer to be open. Because you both know each other better, you also know the bounds of what is acceptable to be said and done.