Do women expect a goodnight kiss after a first online date (assuming it went well), or is a friendly hug the standard until date number two?I know that I can't read my dates' minds, but nobody taught me the basic etiquette and I feel like I've been very withdrawn as a result.
As a result, I'm overcautious about compliments and physical contact to avoid being one of those creeps.
The Frisky: 20 things that make a man Second dates aren't any better, and by then even I know that I'm coming off as cold.
So, Wendy, how much complimenting should a guy do on a first date?
How do you casually touch on a first date, or is that creepy?
(The Frisky) -- Dear Wendy: I'm a guy who has been dating online for a year and a half with very limited success.
Aside from one two-month relationship, the process has been a total failure.I'm an only child from a family that never talked about sex or dating, so it's no surprise that romance is the only area of my life in which I'm painfully shy.In fact, most of what I've learned about "what women want" is from female friends who tell me about getting hit on by creepy guys.Dating is kind of scary in general, particularly the online variety where every first date is, for all intents and purposes, a blind one.Not only do you worry about whether the person you're meeting up with lives up to your expectations or the way she represented herself online, you have to worry about how you live up to her expectations. (Only if she asks.) Is it too boring to talk about work?And then there's the conversation and wondering what topics are appropriate and what you should avoid talking about. (No, but keep it short.) Will she think you're being too forward if you tell her you like her dress?