That way you can get a feel for what he's normally like around his buddies and it'll let you both relax a bit more.
Half the fun of going out is getting to know someone new, so allow yourself to let that happen organically." —Oliver B."Please don't compare us to your exes—out loud or even in your head.
Sometimes horror stories about them can make for fun discussion, but don't ever bring your ex into the conversation if it's not called for.
Things are new and you aren't familiar with what the other likes yet. Opt for something that gives you both an easy out, like lunch or a drink.
Until you've had time to communicate about that stuff, it's impossible to weigh them against your former boyfriend of three years." —Greg B. If you guys have a great time, you're both left wanting more." —Greg G." title="" src="data:image/gif;base64, R0l GODlh AQABAIAAAAAAAP///y H5BAEAAAAALAAAAAABAAEAAAIBRAA7" data-src="https://hips.hearstapps.com/cos.h-cdn.co/assets/cm/14/25/539fc09300903_-_cos-10-couple-playing-ping-pong-de-mscn.jpg?
Whether it's someone you're meeting online or it's someone your friends know, aim to drop the things you know about them and start fresh.
Don't ask your friends to tell you everything they can because you can end up with a tainted view of what to expect.
First few dates, make the food good, simple and completely forgettable so you can focus on each other." —Max S.
really awkward (which is understandable, especially if it's a blind date), so having a girl go the opposite route not only makes her more intriguing—it’s also a total turn-on." —Alex S." title="" src="data:image/gif;base64, R0l GODlh AQABAIAAAAAAAP///y H5BAEAAAAALAAAAAABAAEAAAIBRAA7" data-src="https://hips.hearstapps.com/cos.h-cdn.co/assets/cm/14/25/539fc091c55c1_-_cos-07-couple-staring-at-each-other-de-mscn.jpg? Girls have this tendency of expecting guys to read between the lines, then ending up disappointed.
All she needs to do to maintain my interest is…be awesome. It's hard to get the sense that I'm getting to know someone when I'm tasked with doing all the talking.
On the flip side though, it's a rough night when a girl goes on about herself at length without asking me anything about myself.
"Please don't assume we're going to the nicest restaurant in the city because I won't take you there.