1) The person you are dating deserves respect
2) A good dating partner is upbeat and positive
3) Never force your date to do something he or she doesn't want to do
4) A date that is planned is often more successful than a date that is thrown together at the last moment
5) If you are dating one person exclusively, be faithful--trust is the foundation of all relationships
6) Ask questions to learn more about the person you are dating
7) Never ever let someone talk you into violating your own principles
8) Be comfortable with yourself. You cannot be good at dating if you don't believe in yourself.