cfitz wrote:Great! I third dodecahedron's and VEFF's recommendations. Just have fun and don't make it any big deal.
By the way, you don't have to provide us pictures. Use your time to get to know this young woman and don't worry about reporting back to those of us at CDRLabs.
Well said cfitz.
I was originally going to say the following in my previous post:
"don't go out just
because it will make other members happy that you are trying to move on and listening to the advice given here, but do it because YOU want to go out with her".
In other words: there is nothing wrong with listening to the advice of others, especially when it is as good as most of the advice given by other CDRLabs members who have had quite a lot of experience with dating, but ultimately Jonathon (MonteLDS) should decide what HE wants to do.
Once again I wish you the best of luck MonteLDS.
Reagrding what to do, I think something like what UALOneKPlus does is great. It is romantic and doesn't set a standard, financially-speaking, that will be hard to live up to if you were to do something very expensive.
As Ian said, just be yourself.
Go in with a relaxed attitude...
One thing women like is the element of surprise, when it comes to romance.
For example, if you start dating steadily and things progress beyond the initial "still friends" stage, whisk her away to a bed and breakfast or a nice picnic by a scenic location.
Another suggestion is to mix things up; in other words, try different things.
Don't always go out for dinner and a movie. I am not saying that you do, but just providing suggestions in case.
Go to the theater, go for a walk in the park, go to the beach, go play miniature golf; the list goes on.
You seem like a nice guy from your post and your videos, so just be yourself.
Even if things don't work out, I am sure you'll learn from the experience.
Each woman is different, and dating more than one over time will give you a better perspective of what women are like and what type of woman you most enjoy being with.
One thing I have learned is not to ignore early warning signs.
In other words, once you fall in love, it is much harder to walk away
and it is easy to think that things will get better, because love can be blind.
I am not saying to bail out quickly - quite the contrary - but not to ignore serious problems.
Relationships can be difficult at times, but if you are meant to be together things will work out, as long as you're both committed to making the relationship work.
Communication is also key. I have heard numerous complaints from friends, who have never voiced the problem to their partner.
It may not be easy sometimes, but letting things go too long, can be disastrous. Simply bringing it up in a non-aggressive manner, at the right time, can do wonders for a relationship.
Anyway, I am going way too deep here.
Just have fun and be yourself.
I am not a professional in the art of dating, nor an expert in relationships,
so don't just listen to me; listen to others. Most importantly just listen to your own heart and mind.