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.
Invite your guy and his crew to hang in a big group.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.I actually had one girl, while we were in the middle of a conversation, look over at another girl and say, 'Eww, look at that girl's dress.' The way she said it sounded so bitchy and I wasn't into it at all. The guy will almost always hold the door open, pay for dinner, etc., but it's still nice to hear a thank you and know that it's all appreciated. I've almost come to stop expecting them so it's especially nice when I hear them.If it doesn't happen in the beginning, he'll think it'll never happen." —Tyler L."It can take the edge off to meet with a group of friends. If you guys have a great time, you're both left wanting more." —Greg G." /"Please don't assume we're going to the nicest restaurant in the city because I won't take you there.
Opt for something that gives you both an easy out, like lunch or a drink.
Don't ask your friends to tell you everything they can because you can end up with a tainted view of what to expect.
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.
If we end up grabbing drinks later and a woman insists on paying, I really like that a lot.
It shows me that she's genuinely interested in spending time with me as opposed to wanting to be wined and dined regardless of who she's with." —Nate N."If the guy doesn't say something and take the check off the table to pay, it's probably fair to assume that you're going Dutch.
If you seem offended by it, that's as far as we go." —Steve M."Girls should try to avoid pre-judging before a first date.