Why is it important to ask politely when it comes to dating? Well, for one thing, it is a good indication of politeness and respect. Another reason politeness is important is that it is a form of humbleness.
If you are not familiar with the word “namaste” it is a word from Hinduism which is used as a salutation. It means “I bow to the divine in you.” This unique word reminds a person of the dignity and worth of the person before them.
With couple relationships, the ideal relationship is just that, bowing to the other person and making them the priority with love, service, and within reason, putting their need, above one’s own. The most successful relationships are those which put the other person before one’s self.
Another example of putting others first is by observing what boundaries they have and not intruding upon them. It is always good etiquette to ask permission, so as not to not intrude on boundaries, and tip toeing with grace and politeness, before making assumptions which may insult or otherwise be damaging. If you don’t know, just ask!
It is not outdated. Discover where boundaries are and respect them. When honor is given it causes the relationship to flourish.
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