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Sorry To Be Nosy, But I Just Want To Know Which Outdated "Dating Rule" You Think Society Needs To Let Go Of

Who even came up with these dumb rules?

Dating in today's society is already a tiring and challenging task as it is.

There's COVID-19, which made everything much harder; then there's weeding through the wrong people, and on top of all of that, there are these "rules" that we tend to follow even though they're super outdated and annoying.

So I want to know — what are some outdated "dating rules" that you wish society would let go of?

Maybe you think society would be better off if everyone stopped thinking it was "weird" or "desperate" for women to make the first move, because it's actually super empowering, and who doesn't love a bit of confidence?

Monica proposing to Chandler in "Friends"

Or maybe you think not texting someone immediately after the date and waiting three days is a terrible mindset to have because instead of showing them you're interested, you're really just pushing them further away.

Sue Ann "Ma" Ellington looking at her phone and waiting from "Ma"

Perhaps you wish the "Don't have sex until the third date" rule were thrown out the window because there's no universal "right" time to have sex, and everyone should be allowed to move at their own pace.

Coach Carr saying "Don't have sex. Because you will get pregnant and die" in "Mean Girls"

Or maybe you think it's not smart to avoid discussing serious topics early on (e.g., politics, children) because it's much better to know certain things so you don't invest too much time in someone you may not be compatible with.

The Muses from "Hercules" singing "The Gospel Truth"

Whatever the rule is, we want to hear about it! Tell us a super-outdated dating rule that you think society needs to let go of and why in the comments below. The best comments will be featured in a BuzzFeed Community article.