In fact, I'd been going about being single all wrong.
You’re ready to move past casual dating and take the next step. First few dates, make the food good, simple and completely forgettable so you can focus on each other." —Max S.really awkward (which is understandable, especially if it's a blind date), so having a girl go the opposite route not only makes her more intriguing—it’s also a total turn-on." —Alex S." title="" src="data:image/gif;base64, R0l GODlh AQABAIAAAAAAAP///y H5BAEAAAAALAAAAAABAAEAAAIBRAA7" data-src="https://hips.hearstapps.com/cos.h-cdn.co/assets/cm/14/25/539fc091c55c1_-_cos-07-couple-staring-at-each-other-de-mscn.jpg? Girls have this tendency of expecting guys to read between the lines, then ending up disappointed.If you're flowing with it and cool, we've got a winner.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.You can barely keep your hands off each other — and the excitement of it all feels like falling in love. Generally, all men and women get married bright-eyed and open-hearted, believing that divorce happens to other people. Well, do people think you’re difficult to be around?But if the well-known statistic is true, nearly half of marriages end this way. Do they not trust you or respect you the way you wish they would?When I hear about a girl's man, I'm assuming we probably shouldn't be on that date period.If she literally can't keep his name out of her mouth for a couple of hours, it makes me feel like she's clearly not over past issues.I realize that my past experiences have made me who I am today, but I still wish I could go back in time and have a sisterly chat with poor, clueless, "younger me" about relationships.I could've written three novels, started a business, and hiked the Appalachian Trail with all the wasted time and energy.