18 Dating Lessons From Mr. Darcy

    My feelings will not be repressed.

    This is Mr. Darcy.

    This is also Mr. Darcy. Ladies love Mr. Darcy.

    1. First and foremost: you must learn to dance.

    2. Don't be afraid of a little sassiness.

    3. Don't fetishize the bookish girl.

    4. When trying to think up a clever first line on Tinder, bear in mind that even Mr. Darcy would have fumbled!

    5. Recognize that a little weirdness is a prerequisite for love.

    6. Don't be afraid of going long distances for the one you love.

    7. Banter and wit are very, very important.

    8. Understand that when you're turned down, it's not an act of cruelty.

    9. When in doubt, pause for tea.

    10. Your determination will pay off.

    11. Learn to embrace a little loss of control, in love.

    12. It's important to stay humble.

    13. Love means seeing the best in each other.

    14. Persistence is not necessarily a bad thing, just don't be presumptuous.

    15. And anticipate that when you meet the right person, you'll probably be at a loss for what to do.

    16. When the time is right, put it allllll out there.

    17. It can be a bit difficult, but it's best to say exactly how you feel.

    18. At some point, you're just going to have to take the leap.