Re: First date set. Second guessimg myself a bit
Do the "dinner at home" date after sex has happened... I think that is more comfortable, no pressure to make a PERFECT meal.
If you can, drink wine. I didn't start drinking until my mid 30s. It loosened me up - took the edge off. Less shyness. I do like drinking alcohol - in moderation. I have been DRUNK in almost a year, but I had a bottle last night to enjoy the drink.
Look at fun venues to take your date too, dance, music, fun things, etc. The other thing that is fun, is if you can do 2-3 venues in one night by walking. And remember rule #1 - HAVE FUN!
I've had my car break down after I parked my car with a first date. I walked her in to order food, I checked out the car are realized it wasn't GOING anywhere that night and then I locked my keys in the car.
I sat down and we ate. I called a friend to pick us up (pre-uber days) and we got HER car, went back to where the date was supposed to be... Laugh off the drama. Had fun. I got my car running the next day with a part that couldn't have been installed at night or bought.
When we started (R) with my wife... we walked the downtown club/bar party area. No drinking - and went to 10 places, 5 of them were driven... and had a blast.
Supporting those who want to divorce or reconcile. Not every relationship is the same.