10 Things Star Wars Taught Us About Dating

There are worse things than kissing a wookie…
There are worse things than kissing a wookie…

By Chiara Atik for HowAboutWe

1. Check your lineage. Make sure you're not siblings.

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2. When it comes to going in for the kiss: it's do or do not, there is no try.

3. If your girlfriend says "I love you," and you simply respond with a smug "I know," then you honestly deserve to be frozen in carbonite.

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4. Annoying nicknames, like "Princess" and "Little Champy," are a completely viable and effective way to flirt.

5. Have a bad feeling about this (date/relationship/drunken inclination to hook up with someone)? Then it's probably not a good idea.

6. Be like Han Solo: promise her you won't shoot first. (Get it?!)

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7. How you can tell a first date is going well: "Wonderful girl. Either I'm going to kill you or I'm beginning to like you."

8. Always choose a good wingman to help you steer clear of danger, avoid getting shot down, and generally make sure you're striking back, not out.

9. No one, not even a princess, is out of your league if you're cocky enough.

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10. You can tell whether a person is within your dating age range based on whether or not they like ewoks. [Crowd-sourced entirely from the world's cleverest and most ardent Star Wars fans.]