" "My friend Bill is taking Kathy and we'll be going in his car." Sally, in turn, didn't embarrass Mark by hesitating while she figured out whether or not she wanted to go with him, or whether she had anything to wear, but she answered right away, "Thank you Mark, I'd love to go with you." Mark thus followed two of the rules of dating etiquette in inviting Sally to the dance: First, he called her far enough in advance; second, he told her what the plans were for the date.
If you are a good date you can answer "No" to all of these questions.
If you cannot, your "friendship quotient" is probably below average and needs some improvement.
If a young person wants to have a good time and be able rate a second date, you should practice Dating Manners. When he telephoned her several days in advance, he was careful not to embarrass her by asking if she had any plans for that particular evening.
Instead, he said, " Sally, will you go with me to the dance on Saturday night?
-Are you too critical of other people in the group?
-Do you continually find fault with the arrangements for the parties the group plans? -Does saying, " I told you so" give you satisfaction?
Linking arms or walking with arms around each other is not considered in good taste. When finding seats in a movie, the girl follows the usher, to whom the boy has indicated where they would like to sit.
If there is no usher, the boy should lead the way, or the two may go down the aisle together.
This would give him time enough to meet Sally's parents, chat with them a few minutes, discuss with them when they would like her to be home, and get to the dance on time.