It’s all about gender equality. Expect him to be a fine gentleman, but be a modern woman too. Offer to split the bill with him.

Again, expect him to be a proper gentleman, but you should also reciprocate his gentlemanly ways by being a fine lady as well.

Understand that he has other priorities that may require his attention and he may not be on his phone the whole time.

You should always have a set standard for the men you date, but understand that they are their own person.

You aren’t a perfect woman and you are bound to have a few screw-ups here and there. So expect him to be patient with you, but you have to be patient with him when he’s the one who stumbles.

He has to be able to earn your love, but you really have to give him something that is actually worth working hard for. Don’t be cold just for the sake of being cold.

Eventually, he is going to want to meet your parents if he will want to get closer to you. But if he’s still uncomfortable with it, you shouldn’t pressure him.

Time is tricky. Of course you would want him to spend most of his time with you. But realize that he also has his own life and that some of his time has to be devoted to other things as well.