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.
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.
resize=768:*" /"First dates are best kept quick and noncommittal for both parties—unless you've known each other for a while. Opt for something that gives you both an easy out, like lunch or a drink.
If I meet a girl and get her number, the first time we go out shouldn't be a three-hour opera and dinner afterwards. If you guys have a great time, you're both left wanting more." —Greg G."If a girl and I end up hooking up quickly, it doesn't necessarily mean I've written her off. For example, 'Hey, I've got an extra ticket to this show tonight. ' Go out and do things I'd want to do, and then invite me. Be willing to embrace the things men love." —Sam M."I get frustrated when I feel like I'm constantly the one driving the conversation—it happens to me a lot and it feels a little unfair.
"Please don't assume we're going to the nicest restaurant in the city because I won't take you there.
I'll take you to a dive bar with amazing burgers to see how you react.