The fix: “Falling in love requires bravery,” Beyer says.Trust your own intuition: If your gut says yes to a second date with a sweet but socially awkward girl, then go for it, even if you know your best guy friend would roll his eyes.Alternate high-octane dates with low-key hangouts to see if the connection holds up.
While the second date may not lead to love, it can help break the cycle of only considering one type of girl.
When you tell the guys what happened on your date, pay attention to what you share.
But when you get intimate too quickly, you may feel like you know each other better than you actually do, Chlipala says.
The fix: You want a girl who wants to spend time with you inside and outside the bedroom.
“When you’re always going out to new places and doing new things, you may think you like her, when you’re really just hooked on the adrenaline rush of novelty,” Beyer says.
The fix: Part of the fun of dating is going out on the town, but being equally cool spending an evening at home is key for a long-term relationship.
The fix: Go out with that girl your friend thinks you’d be great with—even if she doesn’t sound like someone you'd usually date.
“If she’s remotely funny or interesting, try another date,” Stewart says.
But if you hop right to the sack, you may be sending the wrong message.
If things moved too quickly right off the bat—or if you're trying to break a bad habit of sex early on in the dating process—forget the drinks and dinner scene.
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