Boyfriends and dating advice

I was in ninth grade when I met my first boyfriend, Will.

Living in Georgia, everyone I knew was raised to be polite and Will was no exception. Will would always open doors for me, called my mom "ma'am," and dad "sir." He even bought me fresh flowers once a week and sometimes even gave my mom a bouquet, too!

You feel like you could introduce him to your friends tomorrow and they'd get along seamlessly. You don't have pretend to be more or less of what you actually are.

You don't have to worry if your friends will like him or make excuses for his behavior once they do. On your first date you told him your favorite movie was but you somehow lost your copy when you moved apartments. And while you're still shocked that he didn't make a run for it after seeing you in sweatpants, he actually seemed genuinely interested as you explained your sweatpants categorization: fancy, errands, sleep, cleaning, and sick.

Think carefully about inviting us back after a first date – Yes, we might well ask you but that doesn’t necessarily mean we want you to say yes.