Conan: Your performance in the movie is so gut-wrenching and so powerful and I'm wondering how your friends have reacted to it. They've been so supportive and I've gotten lots of e-mails and phone calls of their support.
In fact, most of what I've learned about "what women want" is from female friends who tell me about getting hit on by creepy guys.
Tell her you want to see her again, and how to handle any rejection Another important thing to remember: if you're interested in the woman and you think you might like to go out with her again, tell her so.
Before the end of the date, say, "I really enjoyed meeting you and had a lot of fun tonight. " If she says "no," or "not really," don't act like an jerk and don't take it too personally.
Gently touching the small of her back as you hold the door open for her, maybe holding her hand on the way to and from the car, perhaps a light hand on her knee if you're at a movie or sit-down performance together. If she flinches or backs away when you touch her, hold off for the time being.
Try not to take it as rejection; it doesn't mean she's not interested -- although it certainly could -- but she may just need more time to get to know you before she's comfortable with any sort of physical affection.Dating is kind of scary in general, particularly the online variety where every first date is, for all intents and purposes, a blind one.