Harry Shum Jr. And Matthew Daddario Preach Dating Advice To Malec

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Actors Harry Shum Jr. and Matthew Daddario have been very vocal about their ‘Shadowhunters’ characters’ relationship, and Malec could have used their help.

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After several set-backs earlier in the season, the most infamous Shadowhunters couple, Magnus Bane and Alec Lightwood, have finally taken their relationship to the next level. But that doesn’t mean the pair didn’t have some awkward moments along the way, especially when it came to several “firsts” for Alec.

Harry Shum Jr. and Matthew Daddario tried to coach their characters via Twitter, but Magnus and Alec still made some rookie mistakes on their first night out together. Take notes, kids. You don’t have to be a member of the Shadow World to apply these rules to your own love life.

Harry Shum Jr. & Matthew Daddario’s Dos and Don’ts of Dating:

Do choose a spot where you can relax and have a needed escape from demon hunting.

Did you say something weird? Do “go to the bathroom and collect yourself” before you make an already-awkward situation even worse.

Do talk about your interests… with a smile.

Do know your beverage of choice before letting someone else pick for you.

Don’t forget to tip your waitress, especially if she’s a Down Worlder.

“Dates are stressful.” If talking at bars or being playfully competitive is just too much for you to handle, do go home with your date and just “see what happens.”

Don’t let your date win at pool (at first). Then do feel free to show them up.

Don’t talk about your exes. Seriously.

Speaking of exes… are you more than a few centuries old? Don’t reveal how many partners you’ve had, especially if your date is under the age of 25.

Do bring a small gift that has sentimental value or shows you’re thoughtful.

Do lock the door behind you and put all wards in place to keep out any best friends who might need a place to crash for the night.

Do actually listen to the advice you’ve been given and follow through!

Well, you’re right about one thing, Alec — you can’t win them all.

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Catch an all-new episode of Shadowhunters with more Malec on Monday at 8/7c on Freeform or on the Freeform App.

What advice would you give Malec? Do you think Matthew Daddario and Harry Shum Jr. make a good matchmaker team? Let us know in the comments below!