Bad news bears, singles: released the results of a survey that shows the dating rules and habits have changed. But even though the playing field has become a bit of uncharted territory, some traditional dating do's and dont's still apply. Eighty percent of singles agree that you should not have sex on the first date. These low percentages mean keep your add-friend trigger finger under control while in the early phase of dating. "It's important for singles to know that the dating rules have changed," says Whitney Casey, Relationship Expert for Holding out on your date builds mystery, and if your date can get it all in one night, they're less motivated to call back for round two. "This study finds that dating behaviors drastically differ between the ages. To decide if you and your date have chemistry, that is. The survey found 52 percent of singles think it's best to politely tell your date if you're not interested, and we agree.

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Whereas older singles are more cautious when it comes to dating in the digital era." That said, here are the eight dating habits — new and old — that every single person needs to know about. However, found 41% of women would offer to pick up the check on a first date. If you ask us out for dinner, we might just foot the bill. Worried your next date will bail if he's not into you?

Don't, because found only 12 percent of singles would actually leave before the night was over.

Forty-eight percent of women like to follow up after a first date within 24 hours where as 68 percent of men like to "play it cool" and extend the follow-up to almost three days after your date. But surprisingly enough the survey found 80 percent of singles prefer to talk over the phone. As far as friend requesting your date goes, 21 percent of young singles say it's OK to request a friend after 2-3 dates while 11 percent of older singles wait until the relationship is exclusive to do so. Sometimes your friends get a bad rap when it comes to dating, but 50 percent of men and 35 percent of women will introduce their dates to their friends within the first month of dating, regardless of how old they are.

In this digital era, there are hundreds of ways to follow up on a date: text, e-mail, instant message, etc. Ah, the social media dilemma that plagues all singles.

I do not intend to defend a certain set of rules, or refute any.

Neither will I pretend like I have the best advice, since I am not even married.Married people have the best dating advice since they have already done it! In this article I am going to call it “dating” and define it as “the process of finding a spouse.” I do not claim to be an expert: I realize that many varying opinions about dating float around Christian circles jumping over each other, getting mixed together, and consuming some people. You wish it could happen soon but it completely freaks you out. Some people call this dating, other people call it courting — there are likely countless terms you could use for the process. But before anyone can get married they have to go through the process of getting to know a person and pursuing love for them (at least if you practice the Western tradition of pursuing marriage). It’s also hard, excruciating, joyful, hurtful, and incredibly fulfilling — at least this is what married people tell me, and from watching them, I believe it.