That's my problem with the whole dating thing. (See my article about that.) If you aren't already friends before you start dating, you'll be putting your energy into impression management. What's even worse, you may be approaching the other as a target, as someone you want something from, rather than just keeping an open mind and being curious to discover who they are.

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