If you’re as indecisive as me, you won’t find the following idea completely insane:
The Group Date.
Forget going out solo with a gentleman or lady caller, take them out with a couple of friends — or better yet — a friend AND a family member. I did this recently and discovered it’s a brilliant idea for a few reasons…
1. You may be easy to fool, especially if you are already “physically connected” (making-out or sleeping with someone) — but your friends aren’t. They’ve got nothing at stake but your best interests. And they’re the harshest of critics.
2. If you’re like me and actually like your immediate family, you’re going to want someone that slightly fits in (or at least doesn’t balk at the idea of hanging out with them).
3. The group date ensures that you don’t get silly tipsy, go to the bathroom and say to yourself “He’s not bad…I could get into death metal…he could be really good in bed…” You won’t be going home with him when witnesses are present. Your friends and family will be the silent Voice of Reason, saving you from premature sex or just sex that just shouldn’t be.
Think of it as re-living your college years…group courting was the only way to roll. Though I should advise only using this tactic a couple of times. Once you’ve gotten approval you’ll need to figure out if this dude/chick is more than an interested/interesting guest.
As always, best of luck.