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.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.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.It lets me know she's interested without being over the top and shows me we're both there for the same reason.
We're usually pretty open to new ideas." —Adrian B."Please don't critique or be too harsh about someone's sexual performance the first time you hook up with him.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.There are different reasons that a guy might not pick up the tab (some that might not have anything to do with you), but if you're into him, avoid looking too disappointed.You don't want him to think you expected it." —Josh F."The food you choose on dates says volumes about your character.Dainty foods (read: salads) seem to have a low correlation to fun and enjoyment.