By maintaining a casual approach to your dating life, you allow both yourself and the other person to feel comfortable during your time together.
For example, if he or she steps closer when saying goodbye, leans in during your parting conversation, tells you that it was a great date, or lingers while giving you a goodbye hug, these are all signs that suggest that your date just might want you to make the next move.
If you pick up on such a signal, proceed according to your own comfort level.
For the savvy single, dating someone new can be both exciting AND excruciating.
On the one hand, there’s the exhilaration that comes with meeting and getting to know someone new, someone you could really like.
Leaving someone hanging emotionally will only cause confusion on his or her part and invite bad dating karma to come your way. So unless you’d like to be strung along by a potential partner you’re interested in, don’t lead someone on when you’re not interested.
When in doubt, practice honesty, kindness, and consideration. Until you’ve established a comfort level with the person you’re dating, you’ll want to provide your own transportation to and from your date.
That way, both you and your date have similar expectations about how, where, and when the date will end.
Then, when your date comes to a close, politely thank the other person, offer him or her a quick handshake or hug (whatever feels right), and be on your way.
Three buddies wake up from a bachelor party in Las Vegas, with no memory of the previous night and the bachelor missing.
They make their way around the city in order to find their friend before his wedding.
That way, you’re both free to come and go as you please.