If you've been down this road before, you know that it's seldom successful.You remain stuck in the "friend zone," which is relationship purgatory if you have a crush on someone.
Marriage was so devoid of passion that people started committing adultery so they could fall in love.
Be honest and direct about your intentions when you start dating someone. For those who prefer an equal-opportunity approach to dating, try letting him pay now and then (or at least hold the door for you) without being deeply offended.
Many men like to feel they're leading the way, even if you know you secretly have the upper-hand. In more conservative circles, pastors and parents act as matchmakers.
It's not terrorism, economic recession, global warming or gasoline prices that could hit per gallon by the time you're done reading this.
These things might worry you, but something else makes your palms sweat and your pulse hit triple digits: asking someone out on a date.