I had dinner with my friend Colin on Friday and we started talking about dating and relationships (a topic I think that always comes up between men and women). He told me there are four vowels that apply to dating: A, E, I and O. I looked at him crazy because I had never heard anyone say that but once he explained it to me, it made so much sense!
Here are the four vowels of dating:
A: Activity – The date should consist of an activity (this should be obvious). Do something you’ll both enjoy!
E: Eat – “You gotta feed them” (his words not mine). Women love to eat especially if they aren’t cooking (or paying for it) so the date should include food. As someone who is greedy and still eats like I’m a growing teenager, I agree with this 100%!
I: Intimacy – No this doesn’t mean you get physical right away. What this does mean is that you and your date should spend some time to really talk and learn more about each other. You could sit on a bench or take an evening walk around the city, but you use that time to get to know each other better.
O: Open – You have to be open to little things and being spontaneous. Sometimes you have the best time of your life when things aren’t planned or when you enjoy the little things. Every date doesn’t have to be some grandiose gesture. I would also add under this vowel being open to trying new things.
So as you all continue to embark on the dating challenge this fall or officially participate in cuffin’ season, think about these four vowels of dating. These four vowels should be happening on date, but you never really think about it until someone breaks it down like this. Thanks Colin!
What do you think about the four vowels of dating?