Most of the time, conversations about etiquette while going on dates revolve around before and during the actual date. So that one knows how to carry themselves before and during the date to make a date successful. However, we rarely discuss what to do after the date that would make the end appropriate.
Have you ever gone on a date that ended with you wondering how the other person experienced the whole date? If this has happened, you experienced a lack of etiquette at the end of the date.
As the date ends, both parties need to be sure about how the other party experienced the date and other aspects this article will cite.
Here are several etiquette rules to observe at the end of the date.
1. Find out if your date arrived well
After your date, everyone is likely to travel in different directions, which calls for some form of care from both of you.
One should show care and concern by reaching out to ask whether the other person arrived safely or not. Checking up on them after the date would not come off as having ulterior motives. However, it will be your way of showing human decency.
Here, you may decide to make a call, send a Whats App text, or even a regular message, depending on the form of communication that has been working for you.
2. Tell them about your experience.
Another thing to do at the end of the date is to tell the other person how the whole experience was. It may be as simple as, “I had a good time today,” to an even longer message depending on how the day was.
If you did not have a good experience, you may also want to mention it in a way that would not be rude.
You may start by highlighting the good moments and then mentioning some things you did not like and which were awkward.
Etiquette, in this case, involves making the other party aware of how they made you feel as you spent a few hours together in the process of knowing each other. Etiquette, in this case, would mean that honesty is essential.
3. Be open about expectations.
After a date, one may not know where they stand with the other party concerning going out again. Here, one may need to step up and clarify things, so both people know what to do next.
If you had a good time at the date and would not mind having another date, you may make the other party know of your expectations so that they also set the record clear from their end. This way, both of you will know whether to anticipate another date together or not.
It will also help in knowing whether it is a friendship or actual dating may be happening. Because it is by knowing whether a person has an interest in seeing you or not that one can establish what may come next.
After a date, have the common decency of asking if your date arrived home safely. Also, let them know how the date was from your end and if you are open to more meet-ups. Etiquette, therefore, ensures that the other person is not in the dark but that they have clarity on everything.
Though it is expected that the man initiates this process of showing etiquette, even a woman can do the same.
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