A lot of pressure comes with texting a new match. Something as simple as an exclamation point can rub people the wrong way, and in the world of virtual communication, bad grammar is a first-degree offense. One study found that the majority of men and women reject online suitors solely due to bad grammar in their dating profiles; 75 percent of 9,000 online daters also admitted they would reject anyone who failed to pass a fifth grade spelling bee. Follow these 41 grammar rules—and you’ll automatically sound smarter.
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Got a restaurant rendezvous? Don’t forget basic manners if you want a second one. According to a Ladbrokes study, bad table manners were the biggest turn-off for both men and women. This includes eating with your mouth open, drumming your fingers on the table, and being rude to the waiter. Need a rules refresher? Start with these 13 dining etiquette rules you should follow.