“That’s logistics” — the ever popular UPS slogan, known for its ease of shipping products based on planning all of the logistics for you. What if dating worked like that; what if every man came with a logistical plan. Dating is fundamental in any relationship scenario: for singles on the prowl, for couples looking to keep the relationship flame going, and for first-date courting.

Let’s use the first date scenario as an example. First dates can range from delightful to outright deceiving. I’ve had an array of first date experiences, some where I was convinced I’d met “the one” and others where I was convinced I was dining with Satan. Nonetheless, first dates can be make-or-break. It’s seemingly easy to plan the logistics of a date; all you need is a set day, time, and place. When it comes to planning a first date, however, men often leave the logistics to the woman.

“Where do you want to go?” “What do you want to do?” — says a man without a plan. In all fairness these are common questions men ask to find out what a woman is interested in. However … “Are you available Friday night for dinner at 6pm and then live music downtown from 8-10pm?” — sounds like a man with a plan.

The difference between a man with a plan and a man without a plan boils down to effort and initiative. Sure many dates are jointly planned — some dates are spontaneous with no concrete plans — but for first-date courting, a man who takes the initiative to plan the date, and the effort to implement the date, speaks volumes … sounds like “that’s logistics.”

When it comes to dating: Do you prefer a man with a plan? 


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