Contemporary dating rules
It is good to meet people face-to face for the first time, as you can look into their eyes and read their body language.
"Sometimes, there isn't even a telephonic invitation; just a last-minute SMS or tweet for an impromptu 'hook-up' or chat," says graphic designer Ankit Wadhwa, a 30-year-old wading through the shifting landscape of contemporary dating.
Driven by social media Social media has drastically changed everything about dating.
Social networking sites play many roles — connectors of mutual friends, precursors to blind dates, playgrounds for pre-date flirting and re-connectors of exes and long-lost lovers.
"You've got mutual friends, you see photos of them with your friends, and you think, 'Hey, this person might be nice, I could consider going on a date with him," says 23-year-old advertising account executive Komal Shah, who is going on a blind date next week.
The times, they are a-changing — and so is the art of the biggest game of your life.