It's important to stick to your standards, but it's also important to have a open mind.If your date shows up in an outfit you detest or has some sort of physical thing that you don't find completely attractive, don't immediately throw in the towel.You need to be on your toes and up for anything, but you also need to keep your faculties in check, because this person — even if you’ve chatted with them for weeks through an online dating service — is still ultimately a stranger.It's a delicate balance of being open, and keeping your wits about you.Here’s your updated version of first date etiquette — because even a jungle can have rules.Yes, things happen, but you really don't want to keep your date waiting. If you're running more than 10 minutes late, be sure to text and keep them posted.If you know that you're one of those people who has a hard time making eye contact, tell your date.
If your date crosses one of your person boundaries or does anything else to make you realize they might just be the antichrist, don't be afraid to tell them so.
When people wait too long they immediately go into "OMG. Unless you're waiting for your best friend to give birth because you know she's in labor or there's some other dire emergency, put the phone away.