Half the fun of going out is getting to know someone new, so allow yourself to let that happen organically." —Oliver B."Please don't compare us to your exes—out loud or even in your head.Sometimes horror stories about them can make for fun discussion, but don't ever bring your ex into the conversation if it's not called for.I don't want to pick up a saved video game: I'm here to start new." —Orlando O."I always appreciate the offer to split the check, even though I never allow it.

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.

resize=768:*" /"First dates are best kept quick and noncommittal for both parties—unless you've known each other for a while. Opt for something that gives you both an easy out, like lunch or a drink.

If I meet a girl and get her number, the first time we go out shouldn't be a three-hour opera and dinner afterwards. If you guys have a great time, you're both left wanting more." —Greg G."If a girl and I end up hooking up quickly, it doesn't necessarily mean I've written her off. For example, 'Hey, I've got an extra ticket to this show tonight. ' Go out and do things I'd want to do, and then invite me. Be willing to embrace the things men love." —Sam M."I get frustrated when I feel like I'm constantly the one driving the conversation—it happens to me a lot and it feels a little unfair.

If you want something, be specific and avoid causing yourself unnecessary stress.

We're usually pretty open to new ideas." —Adrian B."Please don't critique or be too harsh about someone's sexual performance the first time you hook up with him.

“It turned out he did too,” so it didn’t matter—a near miss of a confessional catastrophe.

This points to the fact that for many people, the third date is the first date for sex, which may be part of what prompts such third-date confessions.

Whether it's someone you're meeting online or it's someone your friends know, aim to drop the things you know about them and start fresh.

Don't ask your friends to tell you everything they can because you can end up with a tainted view of what to expect.

That way you can get a feel for what he's normally like around his buddies and it'll let you both relax a bit more.