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8 Modern Dating Rules Every Single Person Should Know (And Follow!)

New dating rules for today's modern single.

Bad news bears, singles: Match.com released the results of a survey that shows the dating rules and habits have changed. Thirty-one percent of both men and women agree that 15 minutes of a date is all it takes to decide. 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.

The one traditional dating "do" that still stands is the general belief men are supposed to make the first move. Forty-eight percent of women like to follow up after a first date within 24 hours whereas 68 percent of men like to "play it cool" and extend the follow-up to almost three days after your date.

In this digital era, there are hundreds of ways to follow up on a date: text, e-mail, instant message, etc. Worried your next date will bail if he's not into you? 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. Tell him. Yes, you can Facebook friend your date.

Ah, the social media dilemma that plagues all singles. Again. These low percentages mean keep your add-friend trigger finger under control while in the early phase of dating.

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.

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The survey found 52 percent of singles think it's best to politely tell your date if you're not interested, and we agree. You hear that guys? Don't, because Match.com found only 12 percent of singles would actually leave before the night was over.

Not enjoying your time out with what's his name? But even though the playing field has become a bit of uncharted territory, some traditional dating do's and dont's still apply.

"It's important for singles to know that the dating rules have changed," says Whitney Casey, Relationship Expert for Match.com. "This study finds that dating behaviors drastically differ between the ages. Younger singles are more likely to friend their date on Facebook, communicate by text after a date, and be evasive about their availability if they're not interested in a second date. But surprisingly enough the survey found 80 percent of singles prefer to talk over the phone.

7. If you ask us out for dinner, we might just foot the bill. Remember: manners matter.

At least not until well after your first date. Eighty percent of singles agree that you should not have sex on the first date. Neither party gets anything out of being dishonest, and you never know when you'll run into him or her again later in life. However, Match.com found 41% of women would offer to pick up the check on a first date. Sounds like a win-win to us.

To decide if you and your date have chemistry, that is. In fact, not following this rule might be ruining your chances at another date.

It's just a matter of when. 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.

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