How to stay calm & cool on a date?
February 24, 2012 3:46 PM Subscribe
Tactics for staying calm & cool on a date, other
than "dating around?"
posted by morganw to Human Relations (12 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
I have my first date after being separated for almost a year from 15 year marriage and I don't want to try too hard or overthink things. I want to be myself and have fun.
I'd planned to try to date more women at once to help avoid attaching too much importance too early to any one, but I didn't want to do that until I'm officially, truly "single" in a couple months. I was just fooling around on OKCupid but found someone interesting, messaged her & she wrote back (!).
How can I remind myself "gee, she seems great, but hold on, I don't know her that well yet"?
I'm 44, cis-gendered straight male. The date is a hike, maybe followed by lunch, so it's already a low-stress, "friendly" kind of thing.