Ten Dating Truths That Needs Your Attention

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Sure, every guy is different, but when you've gone out with enough of them (and, ahem, we have) you start to see some patterns. Here, ten of Cosmo's incontrovertible dating dictums.

Know When to Let Go
Truth #1: You'll regret that "Just wanted to make sure you got my last message" follow-up to an e-mail, text, or voicemail.

Be Smart About Sex
Truth #2: If you don't feel comfortable having a conversation with a guy about sex — especially condoms — you shouldn't be getting busy with him.

Be a Romance Realist
Truth #3: If a man breaks up with you out of the blue, the out-of-the-blue part is really only on your end.

Follow His Lead
Truth #4: Just as it's best to wait to drop the L-bomb until your man does, let a guy change his Facebook status to "in a relationship" before you do.

Take Your Time
Truth #5: No woman in a healthy long-term relationship has ever said, "Gee, I really wish I'd slept with him sooner."

Think Ahead
Truth #6: Keeping a change of clothes at work in case of an emergency walk of shame isn't optimistic behavior … it's career-savvy.

Watch His Words
Truth #7: When a guy repeatedly refers to his exes as "crazy," "psycho," or "sluts," he will use those same words against you one day.

It Shouldn't Be All Work
Truth #8: If a relationship feels like too much work after the first month, it'll be 10 times harder a year from now.

Don't Date a "Rater"
Truth #9: A guy who rates you or other girls as a number from 1 to 10 is a loser, even if he gives you a 10. You're a woman, not county fair livestock.

Beware of Hot Air
Truth #10: A guy who talks about how skilled he is in the sack is like a man who brags about his money. Either way, he ain't got it. The kind of man you want to be with knows that actions speak louder than words. And thankfully, there are plenty of those types out there!

Article read from MSN Lifestyle written by Holly Eagleson.

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